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

Looking ahead

The 2018 BOMSS ASM in Telford was a fantastic couple of days of talks, lectures and networking. You can see some reports and photos here. Thanks to everyone who made it such a success. We’re already looking ahead to Belfast 2019!

This is a time of great anxiety for the NHS. Those services that are vulnerable to the vagaries of political and public opinion face an uncertain future. Bariatric surgery – and the wider management of metabolic problems associated with obesity – will be in the firing line as services square up to be accepted. Despite all the

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Please note that AUGIS and BOMSS are moving to a new online membership database so currently access to membership online is not available. Please contact the BOMSS office if you have any queries. 

NEW: ASO position statement endorsed by BOMSS – http://www.bomss.org.uk/press-releases-and-statements/

Reports and photos from Telford


Dr Yitka Graham’s important work on obesity, bariatric surgery and guilt – http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2017-10-11/weight-loss-surgery-patients-felt-guilt/

News story on Dr Yitka’s work – http://www.bomss.org.uk/ahps/

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 and bariatric surgery trainee Ms Roxanna Zackeri – 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







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