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Breast Surgery as Day Surgery: A joint BADS/HCUK Virtual Conference. 5th September 2024

Bads Breast Day Surgery Sept 2024

A wide range of breast procedures, including many oncoplastic surgeries, can be delivered as a day case with good clinical outcomes and patient experience. Despite these benefits, significant variation in day surgery performance persists nationally, usually, because of health professional and nursing misperceptions that such practice is unsafe or required service reconfiguration is too complicated.

The Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented strain on already stretched inpatient resource and the number of patients waiting for elective surgery now is at record levels, the highest in the history of the NHS. Day-case management is a safe, efficient pathway for delivering breast cancer surgery with good patient experience. Maximising day case rates is therefore a key component of the government’s Elective Recovery Plan and for breast services, will release valuable inpatient resource for people who require postoperative monitoring following complex reconstructive surgeries.

The aim of this one-day virtual conference, produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, is to provide an opportunity to share learning about successful day-case breast surgery and showcase what can be achieved, including key aspects of the day surgery pathway, current guidance and using data in its successful delivery.

100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague.

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 delivery of day-case breast surgery
  • Learn from outstanding practice in day case breast surgery
  • Identify key strategies for implementation of day case breast surgery
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest national practice and recommendations
  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Support your CPD professional development and provide revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers include:

  • Miss Jo Marsden Immediate President, British Association of Day Surgery; Consultant Breast Surgeon (retired) formerly of King’s College Hospital NHS FT
  • Professor Jugdeep Dhesi Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Deputy Director, CPOC; President-Elect, The British Geriatric Society
  • Miss Tracey Irvine Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Senior Clinical Advisor, The GiRFT Breast Workstream

Reduced rates for BADS Members and Trainees (medical, nursing, allied health professionals) of only £100 + VAT on BADS/HCUK events.

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