BOTA are pleased to support Junior Reviews: an innovative website that lets you rate, review, and compare medical training in the UK – helping you find the very best places to train! You can browse training programmes by Trust, Local Education...
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An interesting audit designed to look at consent. Since the Montgomery ruling in 2015, the purpose of this audit is to establish whether surgical practice is keeping up with the recent changes in UK law. The audit consists of a survey...
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This year’s Winter SCOT meeting saw the presentation of the inaugural ‘Silver Sgian-Dubh’ Award for best Scottish Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year. Four nominations from each region were put forwards for the award; Mr Robert Cook  (South East), Mr Neil...
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OrthoBuzz is a blog from the publishers of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, one of the most trusted names in orthopaedics. The OrthoBuzz mission is to efficiently inform readers about developments in the orthopaedic and healthcare communities that...
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This week, I was privileged to attend the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It was encouraging to learn that following content and question revision the MRCS part A, the reliability...
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I attended the meeting of the JCIE at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on behalf of BOTA.  I would like to bring the following matters to the attention of the membership: International FRCS exam The Joint Surgical Colleges...
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As BOTA’s representative for education, I attend the BOA’s Education Committee, more formally known as the Education & Revalidation Committee. Herein I include brief summaries of those aspects of the committee’s work that are relevant to our membership.   Wikipaedics...
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The JCST have released the following statement regarding the situation of ST3 numbers in London this year: “Following the controversy surrounding the lack of NTNs in London last year for T&O, we are aware that a number of you may...
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Start date: ASAP February 2017 to August 2017 for 6 months   This post will predominantly be with Mr Tony Westbrook (arthroplasty & revision hip) & Mr Phil Radford (arthroplasty including computer navigated TKR), based at Nottimgham City Hospital. It...
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The Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery  Section 1   This article will look at Section 1 of the Intercollegiate examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. It will describe how the section is written, administered and used to determine who...
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