Press Releases and Statements

Please see below for the press releases and policy statements issued by the BOA.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like further information on any of these or to subscribe to our distribution list.

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06 Jul 2022

Trainee associations provide an urgent call to action to protect the future surgical workforce

The BOA supports this important call by the trainee associations and will contin...
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Policy position statements
12 May 2022

England and Wales T&O Waiting Times data for March 2022

Summary of the BOA’s viewpoint on new NHS data released 12 May 2022 on waiting t...
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Policy position statements
02 May 2022

BOA response to article in The Times on NICE guidelines for osteoarthritis patients

The BOA wrote a letter to the Editor of the Times in response to their article '...
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Press Releases
10 Feb 2022

T&O waiting list the largest for over a decade

10 February 2022: Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgery once again toppe...
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Policy position statements
08 Feb 2022

Statement on the publication of the Government’s Elective Recovery Plan

8 February 2022: The Government has published its plan for recovery of elective ...
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Policy position statements
09 Jul 2021

Statement regarding recent media coverage about orthopaedic surgery

9 July 2021: We are aware of media coverage this week about a research study in...
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Policy position statements
28 May 2021

BOA Statement on RCS England publication 'A New Deal for Surgery'

28 May 2021: The RCS England has published its ‘New Deal for Surgery’ today, and...
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Policy position statements
23 Mar 2021

Statement from the BOA, BHS and BASK regarding newly published study about patients awaiting surgery

23 March 2021: A paper published today in the Bone and Joint Journal has highlig...
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Policy position statements
11 Mar 2021

BOA statement on waiting times data release from January 2021

11 March 2021: Elective Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery has been severely affecte...
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Policy position statements
21 Jan 2021

NuVasive PRECICE device recall by MHRA

21st January 2021 - The MHRA yesterday issued a notice on 20 Jan 2021 about a de...
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Policy position statements
11 Dec 2020

NHS England waiting list figures show T&O patients are worst affected

11 December 2020: The latest Trauma and Orthopaedic data for England, published ...
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Press Releases
11 Dec 2020

Current BOA position regarding elective activity, waiting lists and restart

11 December 2020: In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and mos...
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Policy position statements
25 Nov 2020

British Orthopaedic Association statement on Comprehensive Spending Review

25th November 2020 - The Government has announced an additional £1 billion for t...
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Policy position statements
19 Oct 2020

BOA and GIRFT statement on 'ring fenced' orthopaedic beds in the COVID-19 context

19 October 2020: The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statemen...
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Policy position statements
15 Oct 2020

BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions

15 October 2020: The BOA is aware of media reports regarding hospitals in Englan...
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Policy position statements
08 Oct 2020

Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery

8 October 2020: Orthopaedic elective surgery has achieved one of the lowest perc...
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Policy position statements
28 Sep 2020

BOA viewpoint on communications with waiting list patients and those approaching surgery

28 September 2020: The reduction in number of operations during the COVID-19 pan...
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Policy position statements
15 Sep 2020

BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19 

15 September 2020: With cases of COVID rising across the UK there is discussion ...
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Policy position statements
03 Aug 2020

BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline

3 August 2020: The BOA supports the implementation of the COVID-19 rapid guideli...
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Policy position statements
08 Jul 2020

BOA statement on The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) welcomes this report from Baroness Cum...
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Policy position statements
11 Jun 2020

Joint Statement from the BOA and Versus Arthritis on April Waiting Times

11 June 2020: Elective surgery – including joint replacement surgery – has taken...
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Policy position statements
24 Feb 2020

BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data

24 February 2020: The BOA has raised concerns for some time over waiting times f...
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Policy position statements
14 Feb 2020

Getting It Right in Orthopaedics: A follow-up on the GIRFT national specialty report on orthopaedics

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is delighted and proud to support this...
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Policy position statements
18 Dec 2019

BOA/BASK/BHS communication about changes to knee revision surgery in England

18 December 2019: The BOA, BHS and BASK, wish to inform our members about develo...
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