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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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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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
13 Sep 2018

BOA PHIN background briefing and position statement

PHIN (Private Healthcare Information Network) has been tasked with implementing ...
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Policy position statements
17 Jun 2018

Sunday Telegraph - Arthritis and YOU

The BOA has taken part in the Telegraph ‘Arthritis and YOU’ campaign which was p...
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Press Releases
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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Policy position statements
12 Apr 2018

BOA Response to NHS England Figures on people waiting over 18 weeks for T&O surgery

NHS England figures show number of people waiting over 18 weeks for trauma and o...
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Press Releases
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
02 Feb 2018

BOA celebrates its 100 year anniversary today

Created after the first World War in 1918 by 12 surgeons wanting to help soldier...
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Press Releases
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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Policy position statements
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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Policy position statements
09 Aug 2017

Arbitrary Barriers: Rationing of Orthopaedic Services

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is strongly opposed to arbitrary barri...
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Policy position statements
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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Policy position statements
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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Policy position statements
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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Policy position statements
30 Jan 2017

Letter to The Times on rationing hip and knee replacements

The BOA responds to an article in The Times newspaper on rationing of hip and kn...
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Policy position statements
01 Dec 2016

BOA statement: National Tariff for Trauma and Orthopaedics 2017-19 presents major risk to patients

The British Orthopaedic Association is deeply concerned at the funding for Traum...
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Policy position statements
26 Sep 2016

BOA statement on Industrial Action by Junior doctors

The BOA is a strong supporter of both the junior doctors and the NHS. Although r...
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Policy position statements
21 Sep 2016

BOA statement: NHS England Consultation - Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS

We have noted and will be responding to the NHS England consultation document en...
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Policy position statements
08 Sep 2016

BOA welcomes National Hip Fracture Database Annual Report 2016

NHFD report indicates that hip fracture care continues to improve, but better te...
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Press Releases
05 Sep 2016

Rationing of Elective Orthopaedic Procedures by Clinical Commissioning Groups

There is an increasing trend of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) adopting, o...
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Policy position statements
26 Aug 2016

BOA Statement on National Tariff – policy proposals for 2017/18 and 2018/19 (consultation closed)

NHS Improvement’s consultation on the ‘National Tariff Policy Proposals for 2017...
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Policy position statements
03 Aug 2016

BOA statement on National Tariff - policy proposals for 2017/18 and 2018/19

Yesterday, NHS Improvement published their National Tariff Policy Proposals for ...
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Policy position statements
11 Jul 2016

BOA statement on the vote to leave the EU

Following the EU referendum outcome, the British Orthopaedic Association will cl...
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Policy position statements