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Our aim
To promote safe, effective and high quality hernia surgery throughout the U.K
Obligation to our patients
To provide an unbiased, objective source of informations for patients
Stay in touch
We participate and organise regular surgical meetings and workshops

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Newsletter Christmas 2021

I would like to update everyone on the latest news on behalf of the British Hernia Society. As a society, it is important for me to express our gratitude to all of you in health care with the immense work and sacrifices that are being made to continue to provide expert care for patients especially in testing times. The BHS has already reached out to the Government and pledged its unequivocal support. BHS Research Award Coming to recent BHS developments, we had a very successful round of research applicants for the BHS research award. They were all of an excellent

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Welcome to the website of The British Hernia Society​

The British Hernia Society provides leadership with regard to hernia surgery both nationally and internationally. We are involved with training, keeping surgeons up to date with latest hernia guidelines, and the development of robust outcome assessment for hernia surgery .We also aim to act as an authoritative unbiased resource of hernia information for surgeons, GPs, other healthcare professionals and patients. If there is any hernia related information that you cannot find on the site please contact us.

British Hernia Society sub committees

Registry subcommittee 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

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Angela’s story

CAWR Pathway optimisation to reduce the NHS financial burden Getting it right first time (GIRFT) is a national program designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. Recent focus has highlighted the economic burden of incisional hernias (IH) leading to the more complex abdominal wall repair (CAWR). The NHS

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Hernia Masterclass Series Webinar Recordings

We have now concluded our 8 episodes Hernia Masterclass Webinar series. This was brought to you by BHS in partnership with The RCSEd Surgical Specialty Board (SSB) in General Surgery.This series was well attended with over 400 participants from all over the world for each webinar. The feedback we have received are mostly encouraging. We

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Sub Committees

BHS Registry

The BHS Registry sub-committee was formed as an operational group to develop the new BHS Registry. This project for theBHS will steer the course of product development in the years to come.


The AWR Subcommittee recognise the rapid and widespread developments in hernia management in the last decade. We aim to support  specialists units to provide more complex repairs.

Education & Training

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.

Upcoming events

EHS/BHS Congress 2022

18th to 21st October 2022
Oct 2022
British Hernia Society (BHS) - statement of Equality and Diversity
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