President’s Monthly Update – November 2021

Welcome to the November News Update. It was my great pleasure to host the first BHS Hip Forum for senior trainees, held in Sheffield last week. We welcomed 21 StRs and Fellows nominated by their Training Programme Directors for one and a half days of presentations, case discussions and debate covering all aspects of hip surgery. Thanks should go to Henry Wynn-Jones and Liz Newton for organising the meeting and we are grateful for the support of the John Charnley Trust. Initial feedback was very positive and the event will be held next year in Cambridge, hosted by President Elect, Vikas Khanduja.


British Hip Society Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2-4 2022, Bournemouth International Centre

Registration is now open for the first face-to-face BHS Annual Scientific Meeting for two years. The highly successful BHS Instructional Course will also run in parallel with the main meeting on Friday 4th March and will cover the remainder of the FRCS(T+O) syllabus with respect to the hip. Details of registration for both meetings can be found HERE

Abstract submission will close on 3rd December. Submission information can be found HERE.

We are honoured to welcome Prof Thorsten Gehrke as the Charnley Lecturer and Prof Rob Townsend as the Presidential Guest Lecturer. More details will be emailed to members leading up to the meeting.


BHS Travelling Fellowships

The BHS is offering two travelling fellowships, interviewed for and awarded at the 2022 meeting in Bournemouth. The value of these posts has been increased to £2500 each to provide more flexibility for applicants in choosing units to visit. The awards can also be used to support travel, accommodation and other associated costs such as additional childcare etc. The awards are open to BHS members post CCT or within their first seven years of practice.

Applications should be sent to BHS Honorary Secretary Matt Wilson ( including:

  • Confirmation of acceptance at proposed unit(s) to be visited
  • Breakdown of costs
  • Two references from BHS members


Discount Rates for BHS Members to attend CCJR December 8-11

BHS Members have been offered generous discounts on registration for the Current Concepts in Joint replacement (CCJR) meeting for both in-person and virtual attendance. The USA is now open to international travellers and this is an ideal opportunity to attend this prestigious meeting:

  • BHS Consultant members may register with the code CCJR_BHS and receive a discounted registration rate of $275 USD (vs. the regular rate of $475 USD).  This discount is valid for in-person and virtual participation.
  • Orthopaedic speciality trainees may register for FREE using the code CCJR_RESIDENT
  • Fellows in training may register for FREE using the code CCJR_FELLOW

Please review the program for this year’s meeting HERE.  All registrations will include on-demand access to the recorded content after the course. 


NJR Research Webinar

The NJR are holding a Research Webinar on the 17th January 2022 to engage with researchers who may be interested in accessing and utilising NJR data for research. The webinar will provide guidance through all the stages involved and should be really valuable to attendees. Details can be found HERE.

Please register for BHS 2022 early to secure the Early Bird Rates and, on behalf of the Executive, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, in person, in Bournemouth next March. 

Best Wishes,

Andy Hamer

President, British Hip Society


Travelling Fellowships

We currently have three exciting fellowship opportunities listed HERE UK/US travelling fellowship £2500 travelling fellowship