The Orthopaedic Trauma Society is the official body representing trauma orthopaedics in the UK, as recognised by the British Orthoapedic Association, NICE, NHS England, and the International Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
It has represented the UK, as part of the guest nation status, for the North American Orthopaedic Trauma Association in 2017, and the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2018. It acts as a stakeholder for NICE clinical guidance and quality standards, and its members represent trauma and orthopaedics on numerous national and international panels. This produces standards and consensus, directs research initiatives and leads on education and revalidation.
“The OTS meeting 2019 had something for everyone and from a policy and communications point of view is the key annual event for gathering the opinion of the membership on key trauma issues and allowing the policy committee to promote what they have been working on over the year. We were fortunate that Chris Moran was able to attend virtually all of the meeting and contribute to sessions on network development and training, as well as give us an insight into the high level political aspects of trauma care in the UK. On the comms front the most exciting development in 2018 was the new website which we hope to grow into a key resource which will be of use to all members and act as a conduit for networking which seemed to be something everyone welcomed.”
Paul DixonPresident Elect | Orthopaedic Trauma Society