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Day Case Foot and Ankle Surgery - BADS conference

Tue, 5 Nov 2024

Virtual, Online

Follow the conference on X #BADSFootandAnkle

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 industrial action with the NHS over the past year. 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 why day case foot and ankle surgery is needed and dispel some myths as to why people think it is not possible. It will highlight key aspects of the day surgery pathway, the importance of the multidisciplinary team, particularly physiotherapy, 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
Twitter: @britdaysurgery
LinkedIn: www.linkedIn.com/company/the-british-association-of-day-surgery

Organisation of interest: British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 

Speakers include:

Dr Kim Russon

Consultant Anaesthetist
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Anil Hormis

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Mr David Townshend

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust

Dr Linzy Houchen-Wolloff

Therapy Research Lead
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



BADS members (Please provide your BADS membership number in the Other Information box)



Trainees (medical, nursing, allied health professionals)



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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