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Partners & industry bodies

The arthritis and musculoskeletal alliance (arma)

The umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. We have 40 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

The British association for surgery of the knee (bask)

A Specialist Society allied to our set up in the early 1980’s to represent the knee surgeons within Britain. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest surgical sub-specialist organisations, which brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient’s care. The Association provides a forum for research, education and advises on healthcare management for all aspects of knee surgery.

The British hip society (bhs)

A Specialist Society allied to our Professional organisation – the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA). The latter is a Registered Charity whose objectives are “the advancement for the public benefit of the science art and practice of Orthopaedic surgery”.
The British Hip Society promotes training, education and research to ensure the very best care for patients, with hip related conditions. The British Hip Society welcomes Hip specialty surgeons, at all career stages to our membership; including trainees, SAS grades and consultants.

The British orthopaedic association (boa)

The Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.

British orthopaedic trainees association (bota)

BOTA is an independent professional body promoting surgical excellence in trauma & orthopaedic surgical training within the United Kingdom. Founded in 1987 it is an organisation run by trainees, for trainees, for the benefit of patients.

Orthopaedic trauma society (ots)

The OTS aims to represent the interests of
all those treating Orthopaedic Trauma in the UK and to become a forum for the advancement of Orthopaedic Trauma surgery and a focus for research, training and education.

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.

Federation of Specialist Hospitals (FSH)

The Federation of Specialist Hospitals (FSH) is a coalition of some of the country’s best known and regarded hospitals, which provide specialist services to patients drawn from all parts of the UK. Established in 2009, the FSH ensures the voice of specialist providers is heard as the NHS rises to the multiple challenges and opportunities of modern medicine.

Orthopaedic Academy

Orthopaedic Academy is an innovative educational platform , run by Orthopaedic Surgeons with track records of success in education .We use a mixture of tutorials , live interactive small group practice and lectures.

Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)

ABHI is the UK’s leading industry association for health technology (HealthTech). ABHI supports the HealthTech community to save and enhance lives. Members, including both multinationals and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), supply products from syringes and wound dressings to surgical robots and digitally enhanced technologies. We represent the industry to stakeholders, such as the government, NHS and regulators. HealthTech plays a key role in supporting delivery of healthcare and is a significant contributor to the UK’s economic growth. The industry has enjoyed growth of around 5% in recent years. ABHI’s 330 members account for approximately 80% of the sector by value.

The Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA)

The Community Rehabilitation Alliance (CRA) is made up of more than 50 charities and professional bodies. These organisations are all committed to improving commissioning, planning and delivery of rehabilitation and span both health and social care. The CRA also has sister alliances in each of the for UK nations, they are the Community Rehabilitation Alliance Northern Ireland, the Right to Rehab Coalition in Scotland and the Right to Rehab Campaign in Wales all share a similar make up and vision. The shared priorities of the four alliances are:

  1. to gain political commitment to delivering universal access to rehabilitation to meet needs
  2. to improve the quality of rehabilitation through new models, better data collection, planning, commissioning and delivery of services