Welcome to the members’ area of the BHS website. We hope you find the information stored here of use, and if you have any suggestions on how we might improve this area please feel free to contact our Webmaster HERE
On this page you will find a link to your own account, as well as a directory of members where you can search for colleagues and friends. We’ve included links to the Society’s newsletters and the minutes of the Executive meetings.
BHS Newletter / August 2016 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / August 2015 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / September 2014 – HERE
FIPO Newsletter / January 2014 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / June 2013 – HERE
FIPO Newsletter / Easter 2013 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / July 2012 – HERE
FIPO Newsletter / September 2008 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / Autumn 2008 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / Autumn 2007 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / Autumn 2006 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / Autumn 2005 – HERE
BHS Newsletter / Autumn 2004 – HERE
BHS’ response to the somewhat controversial NICE guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Prevention – HERE
2014 – John Timperley – Presidential address – HERE
2013 – Letter to FIPO Presidents – HERE
2013 – Commissioning Guide: Pain arising from the hip in adults – HERE
2012 – BOA:The Best Practice Blue Book – HERE
2011 – Dr Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle’ talk – Myths and facts of modern thromboprophylaxis without routine use of potent anticoagulation – HERE
Industry Relations BOA Code of Ethics; giving guidance on interactions with the Medical Industry – HERE
2011 – BOADisclosure Form – HERE
2008 – FIPO Data Protection Letter – HERE
2007 – Heather Lewis’ talk on Payment By Results – from the Leeds Meeting – HERE
The Professional Affairs Committee was initiated in 2018 by the then President Andrew Manktelow. The concept was to draw upon the experience and opinion of BHS members beyond the Executive committee with regard to the increasing number of enquires that where being received at that time. Under the existing BHS Constitution three members were initially co-opted and subsequently the “Terms of Reference” for the Professional Affairs Committee were ratified at the BHS Annual General Meeting in 2019 and now form part of the society’s formal constitution.
The Professional Affairs Committee comprises five members, chaired by the BHS Immediate Past President and supported by the BHS Secretary from the elected Executive. Three BHS members in good standing complete the committee.
In terms of the activity and nature of enquires received to date these has been varied. Common themes have included challenges with the provision of support from management, theatre assistance and also training issues, especially in the theatre environment. The committee members have also provided feedback and comment on many of the practice and policy documents that the BHS receives and contributes to on behalf of the membership. For example, the recent series of NICE evidence reviews applicable to hip surgery and in addition significantly contributed to the recent surgical prioritisation document produced by the society.