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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Deal

Virgin Atlantic have secured a unique deal for all BOTA members to joing their Flying Club with an enhanced package whereby we are able to receive 50% additional miles for the first two flights taken!... Read more

PG Mutual Income Protection - BOTA Discount Available

With debt problems more prevalent amongst the under 25s, leading insurer, PG Mutual, asks why the majority of young people are still ignoring the importance of insuring their incomes As a young profe... Read more

Congratulations to Miss Clare Marx- 1st Female President of the RCS

We would like to congratulate Miss Claire Marx for being elected as the first female President to the Royal College of Surgeons in its 214-year history.... Read more

BOSTAA & Arthrex Sports Medicine Travelling Fellowship

Please see the attached file advertising the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship.... Read more

Masters programmes

Dear BOTA member, I would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey, sent out by Prof Simon Donell (President of BASK) to get trainee feedback on the development of Mas... Read more

Course Alerts

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Bone and Joint Journal Courses and Meetings calendar

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4th Evelina / SEPOS Paediatric Trauma Course, 12 November 2014

Presented by The Evelina London Children’s Hospital and the South Eastern Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, this one day course is for all orthopaedic trainees (Years 1-6).... Read more

Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management, RCS

Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management 13-14 November 2014 This highly popular course teaches the clinical skills necessary for the assessment and management of patients presenting with... Read more

New Distance-Learning Masters in Orthopaedic Trauma at Barts, The Royal London+Queen Mary

Launch of New Distance-Learning Masters in Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences Course at Barts, The Royal London and Queen Mary University of London The programme is delivered entirely online apart from a 2 ... Read more

How to Write a Surgical Paper, RCS London

1 October 2014 This highly interactive course offers training in the practical skills of scientific writing and you will learn how to put together a paper and clearly convey a message.... Read more

Introduction to Sports Injuries Management, RCS London

10 December 2014 The aim of this course is to provide an introductory overview of the diagnosis, predisposing factors, mechanisms and treatment options, including surgical techniques... Read more

Surgical Approaches to Upper and Lower Limb, RCS London

13-14 November 2014 This course is designed to enable orthopaedic trainees to gain a thorough understanding of the three dimensional anatomies underlying the common surgical approaches to the uppe... Read more

BOTA Educational Weekend Agenda

Please see the attached agenda for the educational weekend Please note that the booking site is now closed but please contact for any last minute spaces... Read more

Position Statements

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SHape of Training (SHoT) Report

Please click the link below to read the BOTA position statement on the SHape of Training (SHoT) report by Prof Greenaway... Read more

BMA Response to the Shape of Training Review

Click the attached pdf to read the BMA response to the Shape of Training Review... Read more

Major Trauma Centres

Should it be mandatory for all T&O trainees to rotate through a Major Trauma Centre as part of their rotation? Click the attached pdf below for the BOTA position statement... Read more

The Value of the CCT; The value of Consultants

BOTA position statement in response to 'Training Surgeons for Future Service Requirements'. ... Read more

The future of ISCP

BOTA positional statement on the Future of ISCP Authors Vice-President: Mr Jeya Palan BMA representative: Mr Nick Ferran On behalf of the BOTA Committee 2012/13 (April 2013) ... Read more

Use of simulation in T&O training

BOTA positional statement on the use of simulation in surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics Date: 23 April 13 ... Read more

BOTA position statement on PBAs

Procedure Based Assessments in Trauma and Orthopaedics Date: 11 June 2012 ... Read more