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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 31st Annual Conference: 25th & 26th June 2020, Cardiff
Abstract Submission and Registration NOW OPEN

Journal of One-Day Surgery (JODS) 30.1 published on the JODS App and available in the members' area of the website

Friday of this week!  Breast Surgery as Day Surgery, 27th February 2020, London: Register here

Track your Trust Performance: Model Hospital updated with Q2 2019/20 data and data relating to emergency surgery

BADS/HCUK Day Case Major Knee Surgery:ACL reconstructions to Total Knee replacements, 30th April 2020 London: Register here



New publications launched June 2019

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