Notes for Editors

The BOA is the General Medical Council recognised specialty association for trauma and orthopaedic surgery. The organisation celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2018 and currently has over 5,000 members.  The BOA's principal objectives are excellence in trauma and orthopaedic surgical practice, training, education and research. With the mission of ‘Caring for Patients, Supporting Surgeons’ we work with our members to deliver excellence in surgical care and restore pain free mobility.

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a highly cost effective form of treatment. By restoring mobility, Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery can not only help people stay active for longer, but deliver major economic savings; enabling people to return to work, or live more independently.

Given the growing musculoskeletal disease burden, and the transformative impact surgery can have for the right patients, the BOA believes surgeons, commissioners and colleagues across the NHS should work together to increase surgical capacity.