NOA COVID-19 (Coronovirus) update

*This page is regularly updated with information and resources. If you are from an NOA member organisation and would like even more COVID-19 related information and resources, visit the COVID-19 page in the members’ area of our website here.

In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, we have collated some NOA updates on the issue. A big thank everyone across our membership for all you are doing to help support our NHS. From specialist providers to acute Trusts, orthopaedics has a key role in the fight against COVID-19.

NOA meetings and events update

  • NOA meetings and events, where possible are now being carried out virtually. Our events page will have latest details.
  • For the latest on NOA COVID-19 webinar series click here.

Useful COVID-19 resources

We’ve included some useful recourses below for you and will keep these updated:

  • Re-starting non-urgent trauma and orthopaedic care guidance from British Orthopaedic Association here
  • Clinical Validation of Surgical Waiting Lists: framework and support tools here
  • A British Orthopaedic Association message to people waiting for joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgery here
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) statement on the coronavirus pandemic here
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) coronivirus BOAST guidance here
  • NHSE Coronovirus Speciality Guides including Management of Trauma and Orthopaedics can be found here
  • TJTO&C – The Transient Journal of Trauma, Orthopaedics and the Coronavirus here
  • NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders here
  • Public Health England guidance for all NHS staff here
  • BMA coronavirus resources hub here
  • NHS Confederation briefing, The impact of COVID-19 on BME communities and health and care staff​ – click  here.
  • Clinical guide for the management of palliative care in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic can be viewed here.
  • Please also continue to follow government guidance and visit trusted sources such as and to stay informed on the situation
  • For information, exercises and tools for people who have had hip or knee replacements postponed find out more about the Joint School app here