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 1987 it is an organisation run by trainees, for trainees, for the benefit of patients.


Latest BOTA Webinars – Bare Bones and Sunday Supper – Sunday 28th February 2021

  BARE BONES These lectures are aimed at pre registrar doctors and medical students with...
February 27, 2021

Abstracts for British Limb Reconstruction Society Meeting 2021 – DEADLINE 31ST JAN 2021

Calling all Trainees – save the date for the BLRS 2021 Virtual Conference and submit...
January 25, 2021

RSM Knee Webinars: 18th + 25th June, 2nd and 9th July 2020

The Royal Society of Medicine Orthopaedic Section has organised a new webinar series focused on knee...
June 24, 2020

BSSH – Pulvertaft Webinar: Dr Alberto Lluch – Monday 29th June 2020

British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Pulvertaft Hand Centre present a webinar...
June 24, 2020

JOINT 2019

JOINT is the annual BOTA publication which aims is to keep trainees up to date with...
June 18, 2020

Edinburgh Orthopaedics Virtual Trauma Case Series

An online educational series discussing exceptional trauma cases and their management. The next session is...
June 18, 2020

Update from the JCIE on upcoming examinations - FRCS and MRCS

The JCST has released recent statements on both the FRCS and MRCS examinations.


The four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and Ireland can confirm that the May 2021 MRCS Part B (OSCE) will be delivered in-person, maintaining social distancing, in the previously stated exam window between 8 and 23 May 2021.

Find out more including the new format on the JCST site.



There is a revised schedule for all section 2 examinations. All February 2021 candidates will now have their exam on 25th April 2021 in Glasgow.

See the full schedule:  JCIE Important Section 2 Candidate Update 25 February 2021 (1)