BOOS Presidential Message: COVID-19

23 March 2020

During this challenging time, BOOS is committed to the safety of our members during this rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting until November.

We need to work together to ensure that you remain safe and are well-equipped to provide care to patients who require urgent or emergency surgeries. We refer members to the BOA statement on trauma and orthopaedic care statement-for-boa-members-on-trauma-and-orthopaedic-care-in-the-uk-during-coronavirus-pandemic.htmlUnprecedented difficult decisions are being made by Hospital Management including de-prioritisation of cancer surgery that we will need to support our patients and their families through. 

As the crisis continues to grow the challenges will get greater and many of us will be working outside our comfort zones. We will face new stresses on ourselves, families, colleagues and friends. We need to be prepared and strong. But we also need to be in a place to restart services when the crisis is finally over.The BOOS leadership stands with you. Stay healthy
Rob AshfordPresident BOOS