What is the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)?

We are a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management. Membership of the society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologists and dieticians. BOMSS aims to promote the development of high quality centres for obesity surgery, to educate and train future obesity surgeons and practitioners…Learn More »

From the President

Roger Ackroyd

The Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy proves a disappointment

The Government has finally published its long-delayed Childhood Obesity Strategy – and it’s disappointing to say the least.

We see a watered down plan covering three areas – the already announced Soft Drinks Industry Levy, a voluntary programme of sugar reduction and a focus on promoting physical activity.

The failure to take steps to reduce salt and fat in our diets undermines

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BOMSS 2017




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Coming to the AUGIS Meeting in Leeds? Let us know how it goes. #AUGIS2016Could you host BOMSS in 2018 0r 2019? http://www.bomss.org.uk/can-you-host-bomss-in-2018-or-2019 

Government Obesity Strategy “lets down future generations.” http://www.bomss.org.uk/press-releases-and-statements/

Bariatric surgery ‘a treatment for diabetes’ – http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/current

More weight-loss surgery is needed say experts:

BOMSS responds to the HSCIC report into obesity-related hospital admissions: http://www.bomss.org.uk/news/

Diet Sheet and patient resources – update http://www.bomss.org.uk/news/

Guardian story on the work of Council Member Mr Sean Woodcock – click here

BOMSS 2017 – We will be in Staffordshire from January 25-27! Watch this space.

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