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

IFSO 2017 – a great showcase!

IFSO 2017 was a great showcase for our work plus a marvellous opportunity to network with our colleagues from across the world. Pre-congress courses drew on the worlds’ experts and the main Congress included all the talents.

It is well-known that people who are seriously obese will develop other medical conditions as a result. This often compounds the obesity and takes a toll on their general health, and the healthcare economy. It’s also been established that for some, surgery can help them lose significant weight and return to a healthier lifestyle. It is proven to be safe, effective and saves the NHS money in the long term.

So it is clear that bariatric surgery should be made more readily available to those who need it when everything else has been tried.

Unfortunately it’s not proving to be that simple. As a recent survey carried out by BOMSS in collaboration with the RCS revealed

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NEW: 2017 Commissioning guide – Tier 3 clinics 

Richard Welbourn writes for The Guardian on stigma

Paper in Obesity Review on Tier 3

Article in Bariatric News on updated Tier 3 Guidance

RCS blog from Ms Cynthia-Michelle Borg

BOMSS and BDA sign a MOU

Latest By-Band-Sleeve BOMSS – BBS newsletter 23.08.2017 2017 – V1.0

Third IFSO Global Registry Report Released

Article in The Guardian – Must we be a nation of fat-shamers?

An important new report from AHP Council member Prof Rachel Battherham – Improving Health Through The Provision of Weight Management Services.1

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Shaw Somers writes about bariatric surgery in a special health supplement

BOMSS / RCS report on restrictions to bariatric surgery

Shaw Somers writes in the Guardian on discrimination

The Obesity Empowerment Network is live

Watch the BBC programme on obesity and prejudice presented by Council member Prof Rachel Batterham.






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