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 sports trauma and arthroscopy association (bostaa)

The objectives of the association are to provide a forum for the presentation of basic research, advances in clinical practice and the results of surgical procedures pertaining to orthopaedic sports trauma and to improve the care offered by orthopaedic surgeons to the victims of injuries sustained during sport.

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.

British society for children’s orthopaedic surgery (bscos)

The BSCOS provides a forum for discussion of research, advances in clinical practice and the results of surgical procedures pertaining to the practice of children’s orthopaedics and trauma.
Membership is open to UK practitioners for whom Children’s Orthopaedics represents a substantial part of their practice and professional interest.

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.

United kingdom spine societies board (ukssb)

The UKSSB is an association with the stated objective to facilitate collaborative working between the above spinal societies for the benefit of the UK population.

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.