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ProFHER trial published!

If you haven't heard already, on Tuesday 10th March 2015 this landmark randomised clinical trial by Prof Rangan and his team was published in JAMA, investigating surgical vs.... Read more

Medical Student Elective Prize Winners

This year there were 22 fantastic applications and picking out three was tough. The winners of this year’s prizes are; Daniel Blyth – University of Leicester - South Africa Faheem Ahm... Read more

BOTA EDUCATIONAL WEEKEND 12-14th JUNE 2015 - SAVE THE DATE!!!!

The BOTA educational weekend will once again be held at Carden Park, Cheshire, over the dates Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June. Book your leave now!!! Watch this space for more details.... Read more

AOUK Major Research Grants for Trauma

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AOUK Project Research Grants for Trauma

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Course Alerts

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Bone and Joint Journal Courses and Meetings calendar

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HAND SURGERY REVISION COURSE THURSDAY-SATURDAY 3-5 September 2015

A Course for Year 3-5 Specialist Registrars in Orthopaedic Surgery preparing for the FRCS(Orth) Examination POSTGRADUATE CENTRE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM Lectures... Read more

STATISTICS FOR THE FRCS(ORTH) SUNDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2015

A one-day course for those preparing for the FRCS(Orth) Examination With MCQ tests, problem solving and group vivas Academic Orthopaedics... Read more

BASIC SCIENCE COURSE FOR FRCS(ORTH) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 7-9 September 2015

A Course for Year 3-5 Specialist Registrars in Orthopaedic Surgery preparing for the FRCS(Orth) Examination Lectures, Demonstrations, Written Paper, EMQ... Read more

World Orthopaedic Concern UK Conference, Saturday 6th June, Oxford

Calling all consultants & trainees! Do you want to make a difference? Are you interested in supporting orthopaedics in the less developed world? Be a superhero(ine) – join us! WORLD ORT... Read more

Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management on 28 - 29 May 2015, RCS

Event Title: Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management Date: 28 - 29 May 2015 Description: This highly popular course teaches the clinical skills necessary for the assessment and managem... Read more

Surgical Training for Austere Environments (STAE) course, 6-10 July 2015, RCS

This new cadaveric 5 day training course is aimed at ensuring surgeons are properly prepared for working in humanitarian crisis as providers of emergency surgical care to populations exposed to or rec... Read more

Shoulder Masterclass for Fellows and Senior Trainees, 10th July 2015

A one day master class and study seminar for Senior Trainees with an interest in Shoulder Surgery, trainees preparing for the FRCS Orth exam and Shoulder/Upper Limb fellows.... 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