B.S.O.A Research Grant

The B.S.O.A encourages clinical research to improve patient care in the NHS, particularly relating to orthopaedic anaesthesia, analgesia and patient outcomes. We pledge an annual grant of £10, 000 only if advertised via the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA).

The grant rounds are advertised on the NIAA website twice a year. Details of the application process and whether B.S.O.A. is funding this year are easily accessible via the website.

Conditions and Information

Successful applications will be posted on the B.S.O.A website and will be invited to present their project at the B.S.O.A Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Winners

In 2019, the BSOA granted Dr Rachel Baumber a £10,000 award for her work linking the PQIP (Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme) dataset with the National Joint Registry. This project aimed to give a more complete dataset to be able to understand what perioperative factors affect outcomes in revision lower limb arthroplasty and also identify further research opportunities. 


As the NIAA approaches two decades, Dr Bernadette Ratnayake, President of the BSOA, has collated a testimonial on behalf of the funding partner societies to encompass the contributions and role within the NIAA and reflections of their journey to date, the visions and future opportunities for our scientific societies within NIAA.