BOMSS has produced new standards aimed at helping surgeons achieve the highest possible level of conduct in bariatric practice.
The BOMSS Code of Ethics and the BOMSS Professional Standards Document set standards for bariatric specialists in this challenging area of surgery and health care.
The guidelines can be seen at: (http://www.bomss.org.uk/bomss-code-of-ethics/ and http://www.bomss.org.uk/bomss-professional-standards/
Both sets of guidance will be reviewed in 2015.
Mr Richard Welbourn, the President of BOMSS, said: “I am delighted to announce the publication of the BOMSS Code of Ethics and the BOMSS Professional Standards Document.
“Bariatric surgery is challenging due to the large size of patients, restricted laparoscopic access and the unique physiology of the severely obese. Weight loss and metabolic surgery requires advanced skills and specific training and is already carried out to an extremely high standard in the UK. We are working to ensure the highest standards of care are carried forward.”