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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  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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