American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – The Society aims to improve public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Association for the Study of Obesity – A charitable organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) – an association representing general surgery and all its related specialities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons – works towards improving the delivery, results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment.

Bariatric News – The newspaper dedicated to the treatment of obesity for the healthcare professional.

Department of Health – Allows you to search and download Department of Health publications.

Diabetes UK – The charity for people with diabetes.

International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) – a not-for-profit  organisation linking over 50 regional and national associations with more than 10,000 professional members in scientific, medical and research organisations.  It is an umbrella organisation for 52 national obesity associations, representing 56 countries.

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) – a federation composed of national associations of bariatric surgeons

NHS Evidence – NHS Evidence allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care.

NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – Technology appraisals, clinical guidelines, and evaluation of interventional procedures using current evidence.

National Obesity Observatory – analyses, signposts and reports on obesity and related surveillance data.

Obesity Health Alliance – a range of leading organisations, including BOMSS, with expertise in tackling overweight and obesity.

Obesity Surgery Journal – official Journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders.
Obesity Surgery Journal

Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand – a specialist society to encourage research, education and communications into obesity management.

Private Healthcare Information Network  (PHIN) – a not-for-profit organisation that exists to make more robust information about private healthcare available and to improve data quality and transparency.

Royal Society of Medicine – one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) – official journal of three international specialist societies.

The Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBAUK) – a specialist society for anaesthetists interested in anaesthesia and critical care for Bariatric surgical and other morbidly obese patients.


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