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.

Report on BMA Speciality Update 07/10/15

Mr James Shelton @bota_bma Dear Members, I have just finished a meeting at BMA house regarding an update on the proposed contract negotiations lead by Johann Malawana chair of the JDC fresh from his speech at the Conservative party conference. His private meeting with Secretary of State Mr Jeremy Hunt bore no fruit unfortunately with Mr Hunt […]

BOA Travelling Fellowships 2016

The BOA is pleased to offer a number of Travelling Fellowships to members of the BOA for 2016. Fellowships offer a unique opportunity to visit overseas centres of excellence to gain knowledge, experience and different cultural perspectives within trauma and orthopaedic surgery. There are up to 20 Fellowships available and applications must be submitted before midnight on […]

Response from the Surgical Royal Colleges on Current Contract Proposals

Dear Mustafa, Thank you for your sending BOTA’s statement on the Junior Doctors Contract discussions. Our Colleges recognise that surgical trainees are already providing high quality care that covers the seven days of the week and 52 weeks of the year. Any contract must recognise this as well as support education and training, service provision […]

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health: Trainees warn imposition of contract threatens future of UK healthcare
Media ReleaseFull Letter To Health Secretary Members of the trainee committees that sit on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors Group (ATDG) have written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to express their concerns with proposals to impose a new employment contract on all doctors in training in [...]
Position Statement: A statement on the decision to impose Junior Doctors’ Contract reform

“…Junior doctors already work 7 days a week to provide acute care to the UK population, and have never been able to opt out of weekend working. They do this despite record levels of low morale within the NHS. Many junior doctors have chosen to leave the profession or change careers due to the intense […]

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