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Strategic Aims of BADS
We provide information about Day and Short Stay Surgery for Healthcare Professionals and Patients.
  • Maintain visibility of day surgery nationally and internationally
  • Provide education about day surgery for patients and professionals
  • Support research and quality improvement projects relating to day surgery and provide a platform for their dissemination
  • Offer specialist advice and support on topics related to day surgery
  • Ensure sustainability of the organisation through membership and accreditation 


What's New

Free Wellbeing resources for NHS staff available here

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic - strategy document available here

BADS 31st Annual Conference:18th & 19th March 2021, Cardiff City Hall
Abstract submission OPEN until 8th January 2021

Registration open Day Surgery in Gynaecology: 19th November 2020, London




New publications launched

The British Association of Day Surgery has launched three new publications. These are all available to purchase in our online shop.

BADS Directory of Procedures 6th Edition

BADS Directory of Procedures National Dataset 2019

Spinal Anaesthesia For Day Surgery Patients 4th Edition

BADS Directory of Procedures National Dataset (Calendar Year 2019) Spinal Anaesthesia For Day Surgery Patients A Practical Guide 4th Edition