President’s Monthly Update – Dec 2022 and Jan 2023

Greetings & hope you are well! I’m pleased to share the highlights of the activities that the Society has been involved in over the past two months. 

The BHS Forum, a two-day residential event for senior trainees and Fellows to prepare them for the Consultant role was held at the Madingley Hall in Cambridge on 16th and 17th January. We had the pleasure of having Deborah Eastwood, President of the BOA as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. This is our second event and the feedback from the trainees has been excellent on both occasions. It will therefore become a regular event in the BHS calendar going forwards. A big thanks to Henry Wynn Jones and Liz Newton for their flawless organisation of the event, to the John Charnley Trust for their support and to all the invited Faculty and the BHS Executive for their valuable contribution and time for this course.

Next, the Charities commission have accepted our application and as of 20th December 2022 the British Hip Society (1201397) has officially been awarded Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status. It’s been a journey and immensely thankful to Anil Gambhir for seeing this through.

Mr. Janardhan Rao, Chair of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) has made a plea for stronger representation of hip surgeons on the Board of the Royal Court of Examiners. The examination is used as a standard for the future generation of orthopaedic surgeons and we all reap the rewards of good candidates who have passed the exam, whom we can then appoint into our units. So if you are interested in joining the panel of examiners and meet the criteria then please do apply via the JCIE website HERE. Any specific queries can be addressed by Ms. Louise Donaldson, Specialty Manager at

March is just round the corner and so is our Annual Scientific Meeting in Edinburgh from the 8th to 10th. The Editorial Secretary, Simon Buckley, Education Committee Chair, Satish Kutty, Congress Co-ordinator Jai Mistry and the Executive Committee have been working hard to create the most comprehensive, diverse, and innovative programme yet. The programme encompasses debates, case-based discussions, surgical techniques, five topics in focus, instructional course, free papers, Just-A-Minute (JAM) sessions, e-posters, corporate symposia, fun run, awards and networking evening and much more. The Charnley Legacy Lecture will be given by Prof. Klaus Siebenrock from Switzerland and the Presidential Guest Lecture by Prof. Paul Beaule from Canada. The meeting is designed to give you the best academic and social experience in the historic city of Edinburgh. So, if you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible!

Finally, featuring in ‘Meet the Executive’ this month is our Culture and Diversity Chair, Ms. Joanna Maggs. 

I look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.

Very Best Wishes,

Vikas Khanduja MA (Cantab), MSc, FRCS (Orth), PhD.


Travelling Fellowships

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