Food and soft drink advertising

The Obesity Health Alliance – of which BOMSS is a member – has launched a consultation on the advertising of food and soft drinks to children. Click on the link to view the consultation document – CAP Food Consultation

Diet sheets and patient resources

The Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass diet sheets have now been updated, and along with Sleeve Gastrectomy diet sheet are available through NDR UK. The Ayrshire and Arran dietitians have produced a preoperative “liver shrinking” leaflet which gives patients a Read on! →

BOMSS Council Elections

Six officers demitting from BOMSS Council. We are seeking nominations for: One trainee member Two ordinary Council Members Three AHP Members These positions will be vacant from June and the successful candidates will attend their first Council meeting in October 2016. Read on! →

BOMSS defends bariatric surgery

An article – – quotes Simon Stevens as saying that if the 1.4 million most severely obese people in UK received bariatric surgery it would use up the entire extra £8.2bn the NHS has just been given. Mr Roger Ackroyd, the president of Read on! →

Bariatric Fellowships – apply now

Applications are invited from surgeons with full GMC registration for Clinical Fellowships in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, administered by Phoenix Health ( under the supervision of Professor David Kerrigan. Phoenix Health delivers bariatric surgery in partnership with two NHS Foundation Trusts; Read on! →