Welcome to BOMSS
The UK’s internationally recognised bariatric surgery society providing expert advice to a variety of bodies to inform national policy and commissioning guidance promoting the safe and equitable practice of obesity surgery
BOMSS Statement on Bariatric Tourism
We understand that accessing bariatric (weight loss) surgery on the NHS can be a frustrating experience and BOMSS is working hard to improve this situation. One consequence of the current lack of NHS provision of this treatment is that people decide to self-fund their care, either in the UK or abroad. BOMSS strongly advises UK residents to be cautious when considering bariatric surgery abroad.
Care in the UK is tightly regulated with all providers regularly monitored and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Surgical outcomes are reported on a national bariatric database, UK bariatric surgeons, have completed recognised training and certification, and have full professional insurance so that patients can receive financial compensation in the very unlikely event of serious complications arising from clinical negligence. These processes are designed to ensure high standards of care and to protect patients undergoing surgery.
Full statement found HERE
World Obesity Day #WOBD2022
For World Obesity Day 2022, we’ve developed this animation with the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) UK, Obesity Empowerment Network (OEN), and Obesity UK.
The animation is based on a leaflet we developed last year with these associations and our aim is to have the Obesity Facts and Treatment animation available for GP, Pharmacy screens and as a digital educational resource for referring physician and other surgical associations.
In July this year, BOMSS was one of the first – if not the first – surgical society to hold face to face annual meeting, what were the difficulties involved organising a meeting in such circumstances?