British Hernia Society
The British Hernia Society was created in 2003 by a group of surgeons with an interest in hernia surgery. At that time our main objective was to re-establish British hernia surgery in the forefront of this specialty through a programme of innovative meetings and workshops in collaboration with industry.
With the exponential increase and interest in hernia surgery the Board of the British Hernia Society feel it is vital that we continue to develop, educate and inform to ensure that the highest standards of hernia surgery are practiced.
This Society is for you, the busy practising surgeon and the trainee. The British Hernia Society will continue to develop in the way that you want it to – and we welcome ideas, comments and suggestions.
To ensure national and international quality in hernia surgery
We were originally established as a surgical society and professional organization. We participate in and organise regular surgical meetings and workshops. We are involved with teaching, training and guideline development.
We also aim to act as an authoritative objective resource of hernia information for GPs, other doctors and healthcare professionals.
However we recognise that as doctors our fundamental obligation is to our patients and we realise that there is a need for education about hernias. We therefore plan to develop this website as an unbiased, objective source of information for patients and interested lay people.
We are involved with:
- Training in new surgical procedures
- Education – in all aspects of hernia management for trained and trainee surgeons
- Improving the quality of surgical outcomes assessment
- Development of national guidelines
- Research – investigation of new techniques and materials and collaborative research in hernia surgery.
We also act as:
A source of information for patients and interested lay people