Press Releases and Statements

Please see below for the press releases and policy statements issued by the BOA.  Please contact us at info@boa.ac.uk if you would like further information on any of these or to subscribe to our distribution list.

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11 Dec 2020

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

The latest Trauma and Orthopaedic data for England, published 10th December, sho...
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Press Releases
11 Dec 2020

Current BOA position regarding elective activity, waiting lists and restart

In late-March 2020, all non-urgent elective operations and most outpatient clini...
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Policy position statements
25 Nov 2020

British Orthopaedic Association statement on Comprehensive Spending Review

The Government has announced an additional £1 billion for the NHS in England nex...
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Policy position statements
19 Oct 2020

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

The BOA and GIRFT have worked together to produce this statement regarding 'ring...
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Policy position statements
15 Oct 2020

BOA statement about proposed suspensions of elective operations in some regions

The BOA is aware of media reports regarding hospitals in England that are consid...
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Policy position statements
08 Oct 2020

Progress on restarting elective orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic elective surgery has achieved one of the lowest percentage returns t...
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Policy position statements
28 Sep 2020

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

The reduction in number of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic (just 4.9% of...
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Policy position statements
15 Sep 2020

BOA position on suspending surgery due to COVID-19 

With cases of COVID rising across the UK there is discussion of a second wave an...
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Policy position statements
03 Aug 2020

BOA statement on NICE planned care rapid guideline

The BOA supports the implementation of the COVID-19 rapid guideline ‘Arranging p...
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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

“Elective surgery – including joint replacement surgery – has taken a massive hi...
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Policy position statements
24 Feb 2020

BOA statement regarding hip and knee waiting times FOI data

The BOA has raised concerns for some time over waiting times for orthopaedic sur...
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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

The BOA, BHS and BASK, wish to inform our members about developments in the way ...
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Policy position statements
14 Nov 2019

BOA expresses growing concern over lengthening waiting times for patients

New waiting times figures released today by NHS England show a further deteriora...
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Policy position statements
08 Nov 2019

BOA Position statement on Medical Device Regulation from 2020

On 26th May 2017, the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) was published, w...
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Policy position statements
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