Your application will be reviewed by the Membership Secretary who will decide to which category you will belong.
Conditions of Membership
Any member may be expelled from the Society if they bring the Society into disrepute. This decision must be taken by a two-thirds majority of votes cast at a General Meeting, their names having been notified to the membership by the Committee at least fourteen days before the meeting.
Cessation of Membership will occur:
On receipt of a Member’s written resignation or
Persons whose application for membership is declined or who are dismissed from the Society may re-apply for membership no earlier than 12 months from their declined application or dismissal.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Society does not accept medico-legal enquiries under any circumstances.
Under the terms and conditions of membership, the Orthopaedic Trauma Society has no mandate to divulge either personal information, or even confirmation of membership unless directed to do so by an order of the court. To do otherwise would constitute a breach of the Data Protection Act (2018).
You are hereby advised that, as a research-focused organisation with a voluntary membership, the OTS neither requires nor maintains HIPAA-compliant IT systems, and the Society holds no mandate to act on behalf of any member in medico-legal matters. Consequently, no confidential or patient-identifiable data should be sent to the Society under any circumstances. Any and all confidentiality notices appended to unsolicited communications are held to be invalid, and the Society retains the right to refer breaches of patient confidentiality arising from such unsolicited communications to the relevant professional body.