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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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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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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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
13 Sep 2018

BOA PHIN background briefing and position statement

PHIN (Private Healthcare Information Network) has been tasked with implementing ...
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05 Jun 2018

Visa Cap Affecting Fellowships of Overseas Orthopaedic Surgeons

The BOA is supporting the call for lifting the cap on visa restrictions to allow...
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04 Apr 2018

BOA Statement: The Duke of Edinburgh's Hip Surgery 04.04.18

The Duke of Edinburgh is to undergo planned hip surgery in hospital on Wednesday...
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Hip Policy position statements
17 Nov 2017

Statement in response to recent studies regarding subacromial decompression by BESS and BOA

BESS and the BOA will be bringing together all key stakeholders including clinic...
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07 Sep 2017

BOA Response to Never Events

The BOA supports and advises root-cause analysis of these events and encourages ...
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09 Aug 2017

Arbitrary Barriers: Rationing of Orthopaedic Services

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is strongly opposed to arbitrary barri...
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30 Jun 2017

BOA/BHS Statement on Metal on Metal Hip Implants - Update from the MHRA

The BOA and BHS welcome the update issued by the Medicine and Healthcare Devices...
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09 Jun 2017

BOA Statement following the 2017 General Election

The British Orthopaedic Association looks forward to working with the new Govern...
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20 Feb 2017

Statement from BOA President on Quality Improvement and the Just Culture

The atmosphere and culture in which we work remains difficult and at times confr...
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