Joint Action: The Orthopaedic Research Appeal of the BOA

We are grateful to our BOA members, patients and members of the public who have fundraised for and donated to Joint Action (the BOA’s orthopaedic research appeal) research grants and encourage you to continue to support us as we invest these funds in new ways for the benefit of research into Trauma and Orthopaedics. 

We raise funds for research infrastructure activities, in particular a resource to provide research methodology support to develop clinical trials in trauma and orthopaedics - at the University of York, called the BOA Orthopaedic Surgery Research Centre (BOSRC).


Fundraising Events

Due to the impact of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic the only fundraising event currently taking place in 2020 is the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) which will help to raise money for Joint Action. If you would like to participate in one of our Challenge Events in 2021 please contact us.

London Marathon (Postponed to Sunday 4th October 2020) FULLY BOOKED
Please support our 2020 runners online through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving, thank you. If you are interested in participating in the VMLM 2021 please get in touch.

British 10K London Run (POSTPONED 2020)
Join the thousands of runners winding their way through Central London together. As well as seeing some of London's top landmarks, you'll also run past the True Geographical Centre of London, down closed Regent Street, the Strand and Embankment, and get the best view across the river of the London Eye. Further information regarding this event can be found here.

RideLondon-Surrey 100 (CANCELLED 2020)
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a 100-mile cycling route on closed roads through London and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. Further information regarding this event can be found here.

Support us

Donate to Joint Action through our websiteJust Giving or Virgin Money Giving!

Thinking of the Future? Leave a Lasting Legacy

Whether you're someone who is suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder or whether your life's work is helping those who are suffering, you can really make a difference. Once you have considered your immediate friends and family, please consider leaving a life-changing gift to Joint Action (the Orthopaedic research appeal of the BOA).

No one likes to think about their own passing, but just a short time spent talking to a solicitor or professional Will writer and sorting out your affairs will safeguard your family's future. By writing a Will you can decide how your estate is divided between loved ones, and if you wish you can leave part of your estate to a charity.

Grant Recipients

If you are a researcher who has previously received Joint Action funding and you have an enquiry, need our logo for your posters/presentations, or need to provide a report, you can continue to contact us at


Unfortunately, we are no longer able to issue Orthocards (new or replacements). Please rest assured we did not take this decision lightly, rather on grounds of economic viability. We suggest that you ask your GP or consultant for a letter of confirmation but we cannot guarantee this will be effective.

If you have any other queries about the above, please don’t hesitate to email us at