British Society for Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS-UK)
CAOS UK is an organisation dedicated to supporting those applying, developing and supporting modern techniques for orthopaedic surgery. We are a chapter of CAOS International, although our operation for the most part is independent. This organisation connects surgeons, scientists, industry and computer engineers, who have together revolutionised the way orthopaedics is practised. This allows us not only to understand the biomechanics of normal and prosthetic joints and soft tissue, but also gives us the tools to apply this understanding with the precision required to achieve the best possible treatment. Click here for more information.
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Founded in 1918, we are the surgical specialty association for trauma and orthopaedics, with over 4000 members.
Representing some 40% of the entire UK surgical workforce, trauma and orthopaedic surgeons carry out 1.6 million procedures every year in England alone. Our core objectives are the pursuit of excellence in professional practice, training and education, and research. In this regard, we support our members from the outset of their professional training and throughout their careers and senior citizenship. Accordingly our strapline is Caring for Patients, Supporting Surgeons, and it is my privilege to be President of this diverse and highly professional association. Click here for more information.
British Hip Society (BHS)
The British Hip Society was conceived during the 1989 Autumn meeting of the BOA. The object of the Society is to provide a forum for the discussion of research, advances in clinical practice and the results of surgical procedures pertaining to the hip joint. Click here for more information.
The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)
The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association, BOTA, was set up under the direction of Mr Richard Rawlins in 1987 following a meeting in Oxford when 45 Senior Registrars met at a symposium entitled ‘Planning a career in Orthopaedic Surgery’. It subsequently became affiliated to the British Orthopaedic Association. Since its foundation its membership has increased from the founding 45 to the current level of in the order of over 1000 Specialist Registrars (and recently appointed consultants).
Orthopaedic Surgeons make up around 40% of the membership of the Royal Colleges, and as the largest surgical subspecialty we devolved from ASiT, the Association of Surgeons in Training, to represent the views of Orthopaedics specifically. However, ASiT and BOTA have a very good working relationship, and work together on many issues to represent surgical trainees as a collective.
Currently, full membership is available to all doctors holding an NTN in Trauma & Orthopaedics. As of 2010, junior membership is available to all other qualified doctors in approved training programmes (ie FY, CT or non-RTT ST). Click here for more information.