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About BADS

BADS is a multidisciplinary organisation, promoting excellence and enhancing education in the delivery of day surgery


Join BADS, whose purpose is to promote excellence and maximise the delivery of day surgery in the UK. Share your passion for and interest in this with our growing BADS multidisciplinary community of healthcare professionals (surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, allied health professionals and managers).

BADS strategic objectives are to

  • Attract and maintain sufficient membership to attain and sustain national influence.
  • Understand what excellence in day surgery looks like and how to share it.
  • Maximise its reach within the UK.

Membership Benefits Include

  • Discounted registration fees for the BADS Annual Conference, which is held every June and access to recordings of previous conferences
  • Discounted registration fees for BADS/Healthcare Conferences UK one-day, speciality-focused virtual meetings
  • Eligibility to apply for a BADS educational grant
  • Free online access to BADS publications
    • BADS handbooks
    • BADS Directory of Procedures and National Dataset
    • BADS Bitesize topics
  • Access to BADS national DSU registry
  • Peer-reviewed publication in the quarterly Journal of One Day Surgery (JODS) without payment fees
  • Free membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS)
  • Answers to queries relating to day surgery practice