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British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

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The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.

The BOA provide national leadership, a unifying focus, and charitable endeavour by:

  • Caring for Patients; Supporting Surgeons; Transforming Lives

As a membership organisation, the BOA care for patients and support surgeons by focusing on excellence in:

  • Professional Practice; Training and Education; Research

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a highly cost effective form of treatment which aims to restore pain free mobility for patients. By restoring mobility, Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery can not only help people stay active for longer, but deliver major economic savings; enabling people to return to work, or live more independently.

Given the growing musculoskeletal disease burden, and the transformative impact surgery can have for the right patients, the BOA believe surgeons, commissioners and colleagues across the NHS should work together to increase surgical capacity.

Professor Deborah Eastwood FRCS, Vice-President Elect, BOA

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. 

Associate Professor University College London

First and foremost, I am a clinician with interests in both teaching and research encompassing aspects of growth and diversity in all areas of my work! I am a past president and board member of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and current Vice-President Elect and member of the executive of the British Orthopaedic Association. I am on the Council of Management for the Bone and Joint Journal.

In my ‘spare’ time, I enjoy London life!


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