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
Message from the BOMSS President
Professor David Kerrigan
The UK Bariatric Surgery Registry is one of the outstanding achievements of past BOMSS Council members. It contains data on over 60,000 patients and has clearly demonstrated that modern weight loss operations are highly effective and safe, with the potential to save the health service money by reducing the burden of diseases associated with obesity. So why is the annual volume of NHS-commissioned bariatric surgery – at under 6,000 operations a year – 5- 10 times less than most European countries?
BOMSS 11th Annual Scientific Meeting
BOMSS recently worked on the 2019 Health Awareness: Weight Management campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at www.healthawareness.co.uk/weight-management
The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the impact of the sugar tax, benefits of technology within health care, education on managing type 2 diabetes, and showcasing surgical solutions.
You can view some of the article here Stigma of Obesity Article.
- David’s story – with Professor Kerrigan
- Position statement on OTC supplements
- People first language
- Trainee update
- RCGP – managing obesity as a GP
- Shaw Somers talks bariatric surgery
with Vanessa Feltz
- David Kerrigan featured in the Sunday Mirror
- COP 2016/17 has been published
- AUGIS newsletter
- Shaw Somers writes in the Daily Mail about the benefits of bariatric surgery
- BOMSS made a significant contribution to the recent meeting of the APPG on Obesity, which focused on the proficiency and accessibility of obesity treatment services. Policy-makers, clinical experts, healthcare professionals and patients met in London to discuss current obesity service provision and what could be done to improve services.
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