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RCS Education Bursary - John Lister Prize Award

The winner will receive a Medal and £500 either in vouchers for educational books/ materials or towards a Royal College of Surgeons of England course held at the College.... Read more

BOTA Educational Weekend, Carden Park, Cheshire, June 12/13/14

Registration for the BOTA Educational Weekend is now open! Click the link below for more information. This page is a sample of the new-look website, so please ignore the 'under construction' title... Read more

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


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

Course Alerts

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Bone and Joint Journal Courses and Meetings calendar

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Pan Celtic Meeting 17/18th June

Dear Colleague, The Pan Celtic meeting is now less than nine weeks away! Instructional sessions have been decided on.... Read more

9th Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) course - Saturday 6 June 2015

9th Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) course - Saturday 6 June 2015Orthopaedic surgery is the 'nuts & bolts' speciality; it is as much a biomechanical science as it is a surgical craft.... Read more

EWAS London Meeting 2015

Interventional Wrist Arthroscopy Indications, Techniques & New Developments Registration is now open for the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society 2015 Meeting being held on December 10th at ... Read more

MSc Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Salford

MSc Trauma and Orthopaedics, Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons Four taught modules plus dissertation ❚ Lower Limb Orthopaedics (led by Consultant Surgeon Prof Max Fehily) ❚ U... Read more


We have extended the deadline for abstract submission for the BOTA Educational Meeting 2015 The new deadline is 9pm on the 1st of May We invite you to submit abstracts of any original research /... Read more

Cadaveric Elbow Arthroscopy Course, Thursday 18th June 2015, Cambridge

Course title: Cadaveric Elbow Arthroscopy Course. Date: Thursday 18th June 2015. Location: Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre.... Read more

The London Orthopaedic Basic Science FRCS (Orth) Revision Course 1st 2nd October 2015

The London Orthopaedic Basic Science FRCS (Orth) Revision Course 1st – 2nd October 2015 The Cavendish Conference Centre, Central London Convenors: Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling... 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