The British Orthopaedic Association has published its latest guidance on managing trauma and orthopaedic services in the face of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

“‘For all of our members: All of us will be changing aspects of what we do and how we do it. It is difficult at present to be sure what will change. It is likely that some T&O surgeons will spend more time delivering trauma care as the elective work reduces. The GMC has given support for doctors to work in areas outside their usual sphere of practice and expertise, and it is probable that some of us will be involved in the care of coronavirus patients. We realise this can be a particularly challenging aspect of the plans, and we encourage you to read the guidance carefully on this. At this time of national emergency it will be important that we work together, supporting one another and rising to the challenge ahead. ‘ BOA STATEMENT 16 MARCH 2020