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  Report on Specialty Advisory Committee meeting 6 February 2018 I attended the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on the 6th of February 2018 as the SAC BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring...
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ICSEB Meeting 15th March 2018 I attended the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Board Meeting on the 15th of March 2018. Congratulations to Mr Stephen Eastaugh-Waring who has become Chair of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board. Thank...
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JCST Meeting 9th May 2018 RCS England, London Minutes from January 2018 and action points reviewed.   Training in the Private Sector A draft JCST document concerning training in the private sector was reviewed. The situation is of particular relevance...
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  The British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) is appalled by the error that has affected the lives of many trainees applying for ST3 training within the medical specialties across the country. As a trainee organisation we stand with those affected...
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    Ever been involved with Orthopaedics in the developing world? Ever thought about it? BOTA are interested in hearing your views to try and help shape how trainees can engage with overseas work more easily, more safely, and in a...
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IQA Meeting – Glasgow, UK Friday 13th April 2018 I had the opportunity to represent BOTA at the Intercollegiate Board of Surgical Examinations Internal Quality Assurance Meeting held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. It...
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JCST Quality Assurance Committee 12th March 2018 RCS England, London   ASiT, BOTA & JCST Morale Survey 2016-2017 The JCST trainee morale survey was reviewed. All trainees with a National Training Number (NTN) at Core Surgical Training and specialty surgical...
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New Spinal Trainee Interface Group (STIG) Fellowship to launch in 2019 Applications open summer 2018 Modular training to be agreed at the beginning of the fellowship: basic module for every one (degenerative spine, simple fusion, etc.) + advanced module (either...
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Friday 26th January 2018 Royal College of Surgeons, England I had the opportunity to attend the ICBSE committee meeting on behalf of BOTA which covered a few key points. The ICBSE committee recognised the recent Academy of Medical Royal Colleges...
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Report on Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations meeting 17 January 2018 I attended the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) meeting on the 17th of January 2018 as the BOTA representative. The following matters were discussed which I would like...
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Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board Meeting Report 1 December 2017   I attended the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Board Meeting on the 1st of December 2017. The following matters were discussed which I would like to bring...
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This years Elective bursaries are now available. We are offering 3 x £500 bursaries to help fund a medical elective, in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, either in the UK or abroad this coming academic year. The bursaries are open to all...
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7/8 Sept 2017   The 2017 Summer SCOT meeting also coincided with the 2nd annual STOTS Meeting and brought many of Scotland’s trainees and trainers together for two days of education and networking.   The STOTS meeting was focused around paediatrics...
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BOA Education & Revalidation Committee Royal College of Surgeons of England Wednesday 18th October 2017   Matthew Brown   —   As BOTA’s representative for education, I attend the BOA’s Education Committee, more formally known as the Education & Revalidation...
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BMA JDC 23rd September 2017 This will likely be my last trip to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee. I have now been to a number of these meetings and feel I have slowly come to grips with how things run....
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Please see below the response from the Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland regarding the recent MRCS Part B Examination results. ASiT-BOTA response 18.08.17...
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BOA Offices, RCS, London 6th July 2017   I represented trainees at a review of eLogbook operative codes, index procedures and indicative numbers required for T&O CCT. Representatives from all UK T&O subspecialist societies were invited to review and edit...
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Study Title: A Survey on Attitudes Towards Surgical Preparation COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE We want to understand how surgical performance and patient safety can be improved and we ask that you try to respond honestly and accurately. It is important to note...
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From the JCST: We are proud to be running a co-badged survey of trainee morale with the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA). All trainees with a National Training Number (NTN) at Core...
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