Supporting the Orthopaedic Specialty Trainees of Today, For the Patients of Tomorrow
BOTA is an independent professional body promoting surgical excellence in trauma & orthopaedic surgical training within the United Kingdom. Founded in 1978 it is an organisation run by trainees, for trainees, for the benefit of patients.
BOTA Leadership Course 2016 - Report
Each year, our Linkmen work tirelessly to act as the first point of contact for BOTA members across ...
How NOT To Fail The FRCS Course Report
BOTA’s inaugural “How NOT to fail the FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course - A course about examination tec...
Junior Doctor Industrial Action: What's it all about
Tomorrow our profession will take part in landmark industrial action against the imposition of a con...
Lost Tribe Audit - Starting Next Monday 18th!
Due to the upcoming strikes we have had to bring forward the ...
Winter SCOT Meeting Report
The Winter SCOT, one of the largest Scottish national orthopaedic meetings was held once again at th...
BOA EdComm Report - January 2016
This month’s EdComm meeting was opened by Zaamin Hussain, a medical student from Cambridge Univers...
Saturday is a line in the sand
Many of you will be aware that the talks between the BMA, ACAS and the department of health lead by ...
What are the major sticking points?
I have now had an opportunity to scrutinise the letter from Sir David Dalton to the Health Secretary...
BOA Patient Liason Group Meeting [05/02/16]
The Patient Liason Group of the BOA was set up in 2004 to involve patient representatives and advoca...
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow January Meeting
Emphasis was made regarding the overwhelming support to our English colleagues during the recent doc...
Position Statement: Response to imposition of Junior Doctors' Contract
On February 11th 2016, the Secretary of State for Health Mr Jeremy Hunt announced in the House of Co...
Letter to David Cameron Condemning Decision to Impose Junior Doctor Contract
BOTA President, Mustafa Rashid, was involved in the composition of the following letter sent to Dav...
BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group Update - 25/02/2016
As you are no doubt aware the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt announced to parliament that ...
BMA Update on Shape of Training - 25/02/2016
Whilst the junior doctor contact imposition continues to grab headlines the progression of the shape...
Response from David Cameron on Imposition of Junior Doctor Contract
Following the letter sent to Number 10 Downing Street from the The Academy of Medical Royal Col...Read more
BOA Training Standards Committee Meeting – March 2016
March saw the return of TSC, with potential curriculum changes high on the agenda, particularly the ...Read more
Update on Consultant Contract Negotiations
Today I have attended the BMA’s consultant contract road show in Liverpool for an update from the ...Read more
Trainee Fees. Are they going up?
BOTA President Mustafa Rashid contacted the Joint Surgical Colleges in January regarding trainee fee...Read more
Escalation of Industrial Action
As many of you will be aware BOTA ran a consultation with the regional linkmen to get a view on esca...Read more
Junior Doctor Contracts - Johann's Summary of Events
Over the last few months we have all become more active on social media. I have spent much of the la...Read more
Junior doctor contract imposition is flawed on every level
The government is currently in the process of unilaterally imposing a contract on the junior doctors...Read more
Core Surgical Training Committee Meeting
It was confirmed that the new CST curriculum will not be implemented this August, but will instead b...Read more
Position Statement: Equality Analysis of the New Junior Doctor’s Contract
Reading the details of the Equality Analysis for the new junior d...Read more
Junior Doctor's Contract Summary
On the 31st of March 2016 the Department of Health/NHS Employers released the full terms and conditi...Read more
TOTY 2016 - Top 3 Trainers Announced
After weeks of the BOTA Link-men and women canvasing option from their regions across the UK, we hav...Read more
T&O National Recruitment - London NTNs Update
I am sure many of you have seen the “Trauma & Orthopaedics ST3 National Recruitment 2016 Prefe...Read more
BOA Council Meeting
This was my last BOA Council meeting as BOTA President and it continued to feel as if this committee...Read more
AoMRC - Welfare Letter to Trainee Doctors
Dear colleagues, We understand the considerable pressure junior doctors are under at the ...Read more
I attended the annual BOA/SAC/TPD forum this year and was involved in the programme. The meeting was...Read more
Meeting with Health Education England and London LETB regarding decision for zero NTNs in T&O for October 2016
I was granted a meeting with Prof. Liz Hughes, Director and Dean of Education and Quality at HEE (Lo...Read more
BOA Professional Practice Committee Meeting
The PPC met this month with a number of high profile points for discussion. The first was the Befo...Read more
The BONE / BOTA Lost Tribe National Project Update
Earlier this year, we ran a national project that 220 of you collaborated in. We submitted an abstra...Read more
ACAS settlement in Junior Doctor Dispute Report
With news today that the BMA and Department of Health have reached agreement on a new Junior Doctor ...Read more
BMA Specialty Update - 23/05/16
Today I attended the BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group meeting chaired my Dr. Johann Malawana chair ...Read more