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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

BADS National Dataset Calendar Year 2020 launched

Developing your Daycase General Surgery Service
Postponed to 4th December 2020: Registration open

Processes for planned Surgery between COVID-19 surges available here

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

Free Wellbeing resources for NHS staff available here

Surgical Same-Day Emergency Care 2nd Edition published







BADS publications

The British Association of Day Surgery regularly releases new publications which are available to purchase in our online shop.

BADS Directory of Procedures 6th Edition

BADS Directory of Procedures National Dataset 2020

Day Case Breast Surgery

Surgical Same-Day Emergency Care 2nd Edition

Breast Booklet   BADS Directory of Procedures National Dataset (Calendar Year 2019)