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Day Case Emergency General Surgery - BADS conference

Thu, 5 Dec 2024

Virtual, Online

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A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference

The UK has a very strong international reputation for excellence in day surgery care, which is driven by a number of factors including high quality research, an emphasis on efficient use of NHS resources including infrastructure and workforce and not least, dynamic clinical leaders, examples of which we will be hearing from today.

The rationale for effective elective day surgery is well understood and whilst work continues to improve care in this area, the provision of day case/ambulatory emergency & urgent surgical care has been a recent focus of research and healthcare reform. This is because outcomes in emergency surgery have been shown to be poor compared to other countries and compared to elective surgical patients. We can and should be offering high-quality, efficient ambulatory emergency surgery pathways, utilising the best technology available, for the benefit of our patients and making the best use of our valuable and limited healthcare resources.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve day case emergency general surgery care

  • Understand the fundamental principles of successful emergency surgery ambulatory care pathways

  • Appreciate what data is available to measure performance in emergency general surgery and how to use this for benchmarking

  • Identify key strategies for implementation of emergency surgery ambulatory care

  • Learn what technology is available and how this might improve surgical ambulatory care

  • Support your continuing professional development (CPD) and provide evidence for revalidation. This course provides 4 hours of education to support your appraisal process subject to peer group approval

About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)

The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multidisciplinary organisation constituted from surgeons, anaesthetists, allied healthcare professionals including nurses, advanced nursing practitioners, operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers. It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities and publications and collaboration with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care. Membership benefits include: free online access to the Journal of One-Day Surgery and educational resources (e.g. previous annual conference presentations, tutorials and a day surgery unit directory, which is to launched later this year), discounted registration fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK-BADS conferences, eligibility to apply for the BADS Educational Grant, and complementary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery.

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 

Speakers include:

Mr David Bunting

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Trinity Suite, Level 5
Royal Devon & Exeter Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Mark Cheetham

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Getting It Right First Time
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Mr Luke Evans

Emergency General Surgery Consultant
Clinic Lead, Emergency Assessment Unit for Surgery (EAUS)
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Joellene Mitchell

Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Consultant
University Hospital Ayr

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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