BOFAS / BOA Future Leaders Programme

BOFAS are delighted to announce that the society will be awarding two places for the BOA Future Leaders Programme for 2019

BOFAS would like to invite the application for one fully sponsored place on the BOA future leaders programme relevant for later stages of specialist training and early years consultants. The successful candidate will be informed via the BOA. Please follow the link below to explain the programme and to apply. Application must be received by 1 June 2019.

A second place is awarded annually after the Advanced Fellows Forum


·       Learn how to enhance your leadership ability as a consultant

·       Demonstrate self-awareness and impact to lead multidisciplinary teams

·       Accelerate service transformation and quality improvement in orthopaedic services

·    Deliver and share quality improvement project outcomes demonstrating tangible results using core skills in improvement methodology and knowledge from improvement science

·       Share and learn from a vibrant support network of clinical leaders 

Further details can be found on the BOA website here


Senior trainees (ST8 or above when the programme runs) and SAS surgeons with a specific interest in F&A surgery



The programme is delivered though a combination of master classes, tutorials and coaching sessions with experts in their field. The legacy of this one year development programme is a significant innovation and improvement project delivered by each participant related to the improvement of Foot and Ankle services.  This will be presented at the BOA and BOFAS Annual Congress Meetings.


FOUR TWO DAY MODULES that cover the following content

LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS : self-awareness, leadership diagnostics, breakthrough personal effectiveness, leadership development plans, coaching objectives, personal impact, coaching for improvement, aligning clinical and managerial agendas

CONTEXT FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES : leading safety, reducing harm, the human factors, quality and efficiency, patient experience and expectations, innovation and new approaches in Orthopaedics, NHS policy context, Trust strategy and improvement agenda

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGY : principles of Quality Improvement, LEAN methodology, Kaisen, Toyota, process review and redesign, demand management, workforce planning, measurement of improvement , statistical process control, creativity tools, problem solving tools, project management, applications in healthcare

INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP : leading teams, engaging and motivating colleagues, influencing, leading change, negotiating, difficult conversations, high performing individuals and teams, coaching for complex change.



Programme dates : To be announced commencing October 2019

Venue : Novotel Hotel, Newcastle Airport, Newcastle-upon Tyne

It is delivered by Karen Picking and Associates.  Karen Picking and Associates are an established collaboration of partner organisations with considerable experience of delivering a high impact Clinical Fellowship Leadership Programmes. 

For three years they have delivered the National Orthopaedic Transitional Fellowship Programme in partnership with the British Orthopaedics Association and sponsoring NHS Trusts.  



For 2019/20, the fellowship will be awarded following the Advanced Fellow Forum

If you wish to be considered for the award, please send apply centrally via the BOA website.

The normal full cost of the programme of £2760 will be sponsored by the society.

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