Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance UK 

Welcome to the Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance UK website.  OTA is a not for profit organisation and our aim is to promote and provide education and networking for all Health Care Professionals working within the specialisms of Orthopaedic & Trauma and all related areas.

The site is intended to be both informative and easy to use.   There are sections on OTA, our Annual Conference, News Updates, a "Resources Section" for members only which contains extra content on Competencies, “How To” Guides, Training and Research Materials and much more.

To access the Members Resources you need to be a member of OTA, simply go to the Join Us page and follow the instructions.

Check out our sister site "Orthopaedic and Trauma Times" for details of our professional journal.

Also find us on Facebook, see link at bottom of page and feed on Contact Page


News Updates

Conference 2019 - online booking and details available  CLICK HERE


Sue Miles

The Steering Group of OTA wishes to express their sadness at the news that Sue Miles has died.  Sue's contribution to orthopaedics is well known and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. We send our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.


Membership Fee Reduced

To reflect the fact that OTA will only hold a Conference every two years and to show our gratitude to our loyal members the Steering Group have decided to reduce the cost of UK Membership to £25 pa.

New Statement from OTA Steering Group
It has become clear that the finite availability of funds to support delegates attending conference is having an impact on both OTA and AOP and following joint meetings with the companies, it became clear that they could only provide sponsorship for one weekend conference per year.
The OTA and AOP Steering Group leaders met to look at how we best serve our members and support the continued provision of a yearly conference.
Ultimately, the OTA Steering Group has resolved that the Organisations should continue to be separate and maintain their own identities.  We have further resolved to offer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with AOP that will agree that each organisation will hold alternate year conferences and that during the non-conference year we each provide support to the others’ conference whilst being able to hold study days during that year and that the OTA continue to produce our journal Orthopaedic and Trauma Times as usual.
In this way the respective groups can continue to work within their own cultural and educational priorities, supporting members, who will have an option to attend an Annual Conference as usual.
August 2018
We await a response from AOP as regards the Memorandum of Understanding which they are to discuss at a future meeting.

Step by Step Guides to Casting

The Step by Step Guides to Casting which were originally published in Orthopaedic and Trauma Times are now being made available through this website.

Part 1 was available to all visitors to the site and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Subsequent Parts will be available to Members Only via the Members Resources Page at regular intervals.

We hope you will find this invaluable resource useful.


Please click here to see/download Part 1.


The National Casting Standards are now available, click here to download them

NICE Fractures (Assessment and Management) Guidelines,  click here to download or read.

Decision Making and Prioritisation in Major Trauma - Jonathan McGregor-Reilly

This video is of a presentation at the OTA Conference 2016.

It is available to all visitors to this site.

The aim of the presentation was:-

To allow delegates to understand how the Manor Trauma Team prioritises injuries and the decision-making processes involved in the management of a patient with multiple injuries.


Conference Photos

Photos from Conference 2018, click the link to see the pictures from our 2018 Conference,  did we see you there?