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Guidelines for T&O TPDs relating to overseas placements in low resource settings Placements in low resource settings offer several benefits to UK trainees and the receiving institution alike.  The trainee gains perspective of the challenges faced by surgeons due to...
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The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA) are independent professional organisations that work to promote excellence in surgical training for the benefit of surgeons in training and patients alike. Providing excellent and safe...
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  Mr Gavin Spence Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Stanmore rotation (NE Thames)   BOTA are pleased to announce the 2018 Trainer of the Year as Mr Gavin Spence. Here are some of the feedback from his trainees:...
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Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London Tuesday 2nd October 2018 BOTA representative: Mr Matthew Brown   The Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting (JCSM) of all the surgical Royal College Presidents (RCSEng, RCSEd, RCPSGlas, RCSI) agreed that national,...
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JCST Meeting 10th October 2018 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, St Vincent Street, Glasgow BOTA representative: Mr Matthew Brown   Winter Pressures Mark Bowditch, SAC Chair for T&O, explained that a review of logbook data, comparing summer...
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Report on Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board meeting 5 July 2018 I attended the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Board Meeting on the 5th of July 2018. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring...
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Help us guide future research about problematic knee replacements The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) are running a PSP in partnership with the James Lind Alliance (JLA). The aim of this process is to bring patients, carers...
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Welcome to this years edition of JOINT. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors who have taken time out of their busy schedules to provide such interesting articles for this year’s JOINT. The aim of the journal is to...
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This was the first meeting of the BOA education committee that I have managed to attend in person since taking up the role of Education rep. Unfortunately, with all the previous meetings, I have been unable to swap out of...
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I attended the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on the 21st of June 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring to the attention of BOTA members.   Inter Deanery Transfers A...
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BOTA are pleased to announce the 2017 TPD of the year as Mr Alastair Murray (South East of Scotland). Here are some of the feedback from his trainees: Excellent TPDs ensure that trainees have equal access to high quality training....
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  BOTA are pleased to announce the 2017 Trainer of the Year as Mr Fraser Harrold (East of Scotland). Here are some of the feedback from his trainees: Describe how the training offered by this trainer is excellent and separates...
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The winner of the free place on the BOA National Clinical Leaders Programme is: Helen Vint, Newcastle trainee. The applications were shortlisted and formal interviews took place at the BOA offices last week. This place was kindly sponsored by Postgraduate...
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  Job Title Clinical Fellow in Shoulder Surgery Educational Supervisors Mr Hasan Ahmed Ms Susan Alexander Mr Steven Corbett Mr Ali Narvani Mr Andy Richards Mr Andrew Wallace Dr Julian Redhead, Medical Director Location Fortius Clinic, 17 Fitzhardinge Street  ...
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  Job Title Clinical Fellow in Knee Surgery Educational Supervisors Sam Church & Jonathon Lavelle Location 2 Fitzhardinge Street   Fortius Clinic is the UK’s leading private orthopaedic and sports injury group. Fortius has availability for a Clinical Knee Fellow...
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British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Student Bursary    The purpose of this Bursary is to support a medical undergraduate who is an associate member with costs up to £500 with the following activities;  Organising an elective placement relevant...
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Impact on training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. BOTA is acutely aware that winter pressures have had a drastic impact which has been detrimental to training this year. We need to know first hand from you the magnitude of the...
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Abstracts are invited for the Summer SCOT Meeting which will be held on 7th September 2018. Abstracts should be structured as per the instructions below and should not exceed 250 words.  Please ensure you submit your abstracts by Monday, 11th...
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