Policy and position statements

Below you will find the BOA’s policy and stance on a number of topical issues facing trauma and orthopaedics, including engagement with key stakeholders such as the Department of Health and NHS, and joined up working with other partners such as the GMC, ARMA and ARUK.

If you would like further information on any of the information below please contact policy@boa.ac.uk.

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02 May 2019

Patient Statement regarding NJR and Implants

The BOA, BHS and BASK are aware of Daily Mail coverage regarding implants used f...
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Policy position statements
17 Apr 2019

BOA respond to NHS waiting times

The BOA is very concerned about increasing waiting times for patients with ortho...
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Policy position statements
27 Feb 2019

Joint roundtable event in Westminster

On 27th February, the BOA held a Westminster Roundtable event jointly with the c...
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Policy position statements
13 Feb 2019

BOA statement on NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert on fracture fixation plates

13 February 2019 - NHS Improvement issued a Patient Safety Alert on fracture fix...
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Trauma Policy position statements
30 Jan 2019

BOA statement of support for GIRFT report on spinal surgery

30 January 2019 - The BOA welcomes the recommendations as proposed to reduce thi...
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Policy position statements
08 Jan 2019

Response to Media Reports on Sexism in Orthopaedics

8 January 2019 - We are disappointed to read the results of the survey through A...
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Policy position statements
06 Jan 2019

BOA and RCS joint response to The Sunday Times article on hip and knee surgery in obese patients

6 January 2019 - The BOA and the Royal College of Surgeons issued a response to ...
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Knee Hip Policy position statements
17 Dec 2018

BOA statement on Training and Winter Pressures

17 December 2018 - BOA Members may be aware of three statements issued in the la...
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Policy position statements
29 Nov 2018

Orthopaedic Implants - MAGEC Spinal Rods

29 November 2018 - Following the recent media attention regarding orthopaedic im...
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Spine Policy position statements
28 Nov 2018

NHS England 'Evidence Based Interventions' - publication and response from the BOA

28 November 2018 - This week the NHS England guidance ‘Evidence Based Interventi...
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Knee Shoulder Hands Spine Policy position statements
27 Nov 2018

Statement for Patients about Orthopaedic Implants based on Recent Media Reporting

27 November 2018 - Yesterday, BBC One’s Panorama aired a programme on medical de...
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Knee Hip Spine Policy position statements
15 Nov 2018

BOA welcomes JCST document on 'Training in the Private Sector'

15 November 2018 - The BOA welcomes the publication this week of the JCST docume...
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Policy position statements