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British Hernia Society sub committees

The BHS Registry sub-committee (RSC) was formed in Jan 2020 as an operational group to develop the new BHS Registry. This exciting, ground-breaking project for the British Hernia Society will steer the course of product development in the years to come and ensure patient safety is at the top of industry’s agenda.

The RSC will oversee the development and introduction of the registry for all hernia repairs in the UK and other countries that wish to be involved. The work of the committee includes raising funding, recruiting surgeons, developing the dataset, introducing the software package, publicity, governance, quality, audit, reporting and education.

  • Liam Horgan
  • Stella Smith
  • Nasra Alam
  • Sue Blackwell
  • John Findlay
  • Andrei Mihailescu

The Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Subcommittee recognise the rapid and widespread developments that have occurred in hernia management in the last decade. The evolution of complex component separation, both minimal access and open, has happened at an amazing pace. However, it remains a fact that the majority of ventral/incisional hernia repairs that are undertaken inI the UK do not happen with these new techniques.

 As a committee we believe that it is more important, initially, to disseminate and consolidate techniques that will prevent the formation of incisional hernia and would like to promote ‘one safe and effective’ way to repair a standard ventral/incisional hernia. To that end we will be ensuring that all ‘general’ surgeons are familiar with, and practice techniques such as small bites closure and a retro muscular (Rives-Stoppa) repair. Having established the widespread use of these these basics we would like to  help create and support  specialists units to extend and provide more complex repairs. 

  • Alastair Windsor
  • Toby Hammond
  • Dominic Slade
  • Sanjoy Basu
  • Oliver Warren
  • Jonathan Hodgkinson

The BHS Education sub committee aim to establish the current educational activity in hernia surgery in the UK. We aim to establish a network in hernia surgery education and to develop programs of education.

  • Duncan Light
  • Christian Wakefield
  • Balendra Kumar
  • Srinivasan Balchandra
  • Duncan Scrimgeour