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British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) Council

With some of our members coming to the end of their tenure we have several places available for new members to join BADS Council.  The current Council is made up of anaesthetists, surgeons and nurses plus two lay members each bringing their own experience and expertise to the team.

We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians from all areas of the multidisciplinary day surgery team (including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, operating department practitioners, healthcare assistants and other allied healthcare professionals) of all levels of experience who have a passion for promoting and driving forward day surgery at a national level and for BADS as an organisation. We meet every 2 months in London as well as taking part in the Annual Conference and other activities throughout the year.  As a Council member you would be expected to participate in one of the many roles within Council such as conference committee, website team or development of publications etc. You would be well supported by other Council members as you become familiar with the responsibilities of the role.

If you are interested in joining BADS Council please contact at any time.

Formal applications to join BADS Council are normally considered in March/April each year.  To submit a formal application you will need to be a member of BADS and to submit a short biography detailing your reason for wishing to join BADS Council and any recent contributions to day surgery development locally or nationally, large of small, by email to  Successful applicants will be invited to join BADS Council for a period of 3 years from the following September.

If there are fewer or equal applications for the number of vacancies, then upon agreement by BADS Council, you will be offered an appointment to Council.  In the event that there are more applicants than vacancies, then there will be a vote undertaken by the BADS members to select the successful candidates.  This will be done by your submitted biography only; you will not be required to make any candidate speeches.

Successful new members will start their Council tenure in the following September.

The full job description for a Council member can be found here.

If you would like any further details please contact either:

Nicola Adams (BADS Administration Manager) or Dr Kim Russon (President BADS) by sending an email to