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
Obesity is a disease not a choice
It has been a busy few months for BOMSS Council, notwithstanding the pleasant summer weather.
We continue to push the case for political understanding that obesity is a disease, and that bariatric surgery is the most effective proven treatment, saving healthcare costs as well as restoring health to individuals. We need cross-party political backing to secure decent funding for bariatric surgery so we can scale up and start to treat people at the levels seen in neighbouring European countries.
The updated Aims and Objectives of the society highlight our commitment to securing the future of bariatric surgery. BOMSS must remain recognised as the UK’s specialist society for bariatric / metabolic surgery professionals and we want to promote promote access to care through an increase in UK bariatric procedure numbers from current levels of around 6,000 procedures a year to over 20,000
AUGIS|September 2018, Edinburgh
Belfast 2019 – save the date
BOMSS 10th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING,
Shaw Somers writes in the Daily Mail about the benefits of bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery – the Magic Wand? Shaw Somers writes in The Guardian
Reports and photos from Telford
ASO position statement endorsed by BOMSS
Paper in Obesity Review on Tier 3
RCS blog from Ms Cynthia-Michelle Borg
BOMSS and BDA sign a MOU
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