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Developing your Daycase General Surgery Service

Friday 4 Dec 2020


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A Joint BADS & Healthcare Conferences UK Conference

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Day surgery is now provided for an increasing range of procedures, in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail. It has become the standard of care for many elective surgery procedures and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures.​ We are currently experiencing exceptional times due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As planned surgery resumes performing as many procedures as possible as a day case has never been more important.

As the healthcare industry faces a cost predicament, it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to identify andreduce unnecessary practices without worsening patient outcomes. A new procedure that creates both a reduction
in cost and improved patient outcomes is desirable. Hospital stays after complex general surgery constitute a large percentage of the entire procedure’s cost.

Currently, the average hospital length of stay (LOS) after a colectomy and fundoplication is 7 days to 10 days and 3 days respectively in the United Kingdom. However, a trend is emerging toward shorter LOS following colectomies and fundoplications by changing the perioperative procedures. The improvement of patient selection, preoperative optimisation and surgical advances have all contributed to a shorter LOS.

We shall hear about successful day case Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Laparoscopic cholecystectomy pathways.

Additionally, as the principles of ambulatory care are changing we have the National Lead for the Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care Network and Chairman of the Surgical Same Day Emergency Care group, Mr Arin Saha, speaking on the RCS and NHS England 10 year plan and the minimum standards all acute units in England and Wales will be expected to achieve by March 2021 as well as the models of care around the country. This will include, but not limited to, information on requirements for staffing, consultant rotas and ways to optimise your service.

We will also hear about GIRFT data in the day case setting. The GIRFT programme has recognised the importance of day surgery. The GIRFT general surgery report acknowledges there are opportunities to learn from centres
where the use of day case surgery for less complex procedures is most common. Within the Anaesthetic and Perioperative medicine work stream GIRFT look at procedures from the BADS Directory of procedures which appear to have wide variations in successful day case rates. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.

There will be an opportunity for discussion with the speakers, experts from BADS and participants from across the UK which will be of interest to those with medical and nursing backgrounds.

Attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Gain insight into the NEW Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) standards expected to be achieved by all units by March 2021 set by the RCS and NHS England.
  • The GIRFT general surgery report aims to help units tackle variations in the way services are delivered across the UK. The joint peri-operative GIRFT lead will help you identify changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.
  • Improve the way we manage emergency pathways in the daycase unit to improve the patient journey.
  • Learn from outstanding practice in day case Fundoplication by nationally renown surgeon.
  • Understand how you can improve the day case Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy service in your unit.
  • Identify key strategies for patient selection to create a successful daycase unit
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve and optimise their general surgery day case service.


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, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, 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 face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • 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 Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



BADS members



(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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