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A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference
The number of patients waiting for orthopaedic surgery remains at record levels, more than 800,000 in March 2023 following the huge disruption caused by Covid-19 and more recently the industrial action with the NHS.
In response to the Governments Elective Recovery Plan and Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, it is clear we must work differently to reduce variation and respond to these unprecedented waits. With continued pressure on in-patient beds, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery presents an ideal opportunity to explore and expand the possibilities to increase day surgery activity.
Increasing the delivery of day case across the NHS is achievable and it is important to share learning so that day case becomes the normal in units across the UK. This one day virtual conference will discuss briefly the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on foot and ankle surgery. It will highlight key aspects of the day surgery pathway, the importance of the multidisciplinary team, regional anaesthesia and using data in delivering successful day case foot and ankle surgery.
Join us to learn how this is achievable for our patients.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve day surgery orthopaedic services
Learn from outstanding practice in day case foot and ankle surgery
Reflect on national developments and learning
Understand how you can improve your day surgery pathways
Identify key strategies for implementation of foot and ankle day case surgery
Ensure you are up to date with the latest national practice
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)
The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multi-disciplinary organisation constituted of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, including operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers.
It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities, publications and collaborations with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care.
Membership benefits include free access to our online handbooks, advice sheets, day surgery directories and previous annual conference presentations. Members also receive discounted fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK/BADS virtual conferences and are eligible to apply for the BADS Educational Grant and complimentary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. They may also submit unlimited publications to the Journal of One Day Surgery without incurring article processing fees
Further information is available from the BADS website www.bads.co.uk
Organisation of interest: British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society