The British Hip Society was conceived during the 1989 Autumn meeting of the BOA when Hugh Phillips suggested the idea to Michael Freeman and Robin Ling. They were both enthusiastic and the first meeting took place at the Royal Society of Medicine during the following November.
In 2005 it was decided that we needed a member to run the web-site and become a member of the executive. The web-site was introduced in 1999 as part of the BOA web-site and has become a useful tool in our communication with members. Peter Kay (Wrightington) set it up and managed it until late 2004.
Until 2004 Vice presidents held office for two years before taking on the office of president. The First vice President was Robin Ling (Exeter). Afterwards each of the presidents noted above had served one year as vice-president. From 2004 Presidents of the British Hip society will hold office for one year having been vice-president (one year) and president-elect (one year). It is proposed they will carry on in the executive for one further year on the executive as immediate past president.
We have been fortunate in having the services of Barbara Sedgeley, Hazel Choules, Leslie O’Leary, Clare Wilson and presently, Natasha Wainwright to look after the society’s membership and co-ordinate our activities at the BOA
Instructional Courses at the autumn meetings of the BOA
The BHS has arranged Instructional Sessions at the BOA annual meetings for several years.
This fellowship was set up in 2003 for two trainee surgeons to visit centres of excellence in Europe.
President David Hamblen introduced this idea in 2000. A meeting set up by the Hon Sec and John Callaghan (Iowa)with Charles Engh and Dick Brand of the AHS sealed the deal with the American Hip society at the AAOS in Dallas. Two young UK surgeons (SpR's or Consultants within 5 years of appointment) would visit centres of Orthopaedic excellence in the USA for three weeks in the early fall of 2003 and then bi-annually. Two North American surgeons of similar status would visit the UK in 2004 and then bi-annually.
In 2006 the British Hip Society introduced its European Travelling Fellowship programme. The Fellowship provides funding of up to £ 1500 towards the cost of travel and accommodation for SpRs, Hip Fellows or junior Consultants to spend a period of study, at a European Orthopaedic centre of their choice.
Past recipients of the BHS European Travelling Fellowship grant are
In the Autumn of 2004 the concept of a joint meeting with other groups of people who are involved with the management of patients with diseases of the hip was introduced. Invitations were sent to NATN and the Surgical Practitioners. Malcolm Binns (Pontefract) had a list of thearthroplasty auditors who work up and down the country and they were all contacted. Clare Darrah (Norwich) with help from the BHS executive put a programme together. The first meeting went ahead emphasising the team approach that is essential in modern day working with 80 people attending the meeting in Wrightington in 2005. The AV arrangements allowed the parallel meeting to enjoy the topics in focus and the guest lecture whilst having their own programme at other times. Guest speakers included Neil Walton (Norwich),Adrian Jones (Norwich surgical assistant),Martin Pickford(AEA Technology / NJR) AndyCrosbie (MHRA),Mick Borroff (ABHI / DePuy),Paul Pynsent( Birmingham),Graham Knights (Hastings, surgical practitioner),Prof Damien Griffin (Coventry), Mrs.Susan Williams, Mr Keith Summerhayes and Mr. Peter Kay(Wrightington).
In 2007 the BOA supported the formation of a group to report on the possible biological implications of metal on metal articulation in total hip replacement. The first meeting was held in Leeds, chaired by John Skinner(RNOH) and Keith Tucker(Norwich) on the morning of the Annual Meeting.
"Primary Total Hip Replacement: A Guide to Best Practice" Originally produced under the chairmanship of Hugh Phillips (Norwich) in 1999. Revised under the chairmanship of Prof. James Nixon (Belfast) 2005.
"Primary Total Hip Replacement: A Guide to Best Practice" Originally produced under the chairmanship of Hugh Phillips (Norwich) in 1999. Revised under the chairmanship of Prof. Gorgon Bannister (Bristol) 2012.
Immediate Past President:
Member at Large:
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1.The Association shall be called the British Hip Society (BHS).
2.The object of the Society is to provide a forum for the discussion of research, advances in clinical practice and the results of surgical procedures pertaining to the hip joint.
3.1 Ordinary Membership is open to Surgeons and Scientists who have a special interest in the hip joint as demonstrated by their research and publications in this field or by the presentation of a paper to the Society.
3.2 Honorary Membership may be offered to distinguished surgeons and Scientists who have a special interest in the hip joint. Honorary Members will not be expected to pay the annual membership fee.
3.3 Emeritus Membership may be requested by Ordinary Members after the age of 65 if the member is no longer in clinical practice. This status will be ratified by the Officers of the Society and presented to the Ordinary Membership at the Annual General Meeting for their approval.
3.4 Application for Ordinary Membership Applications should be made in electronic format to the Honorary Secretary. The letter of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. The names and confirmation of support from a proposer and seconder, both of whom are members of the British Hip Society, should be included with the letter. The application will be scrutinised by the Honorary Secretary and membership will be granted only after consideration at a meeting of the Executive of the Society. Successful applicants are required to pay their annual subscription by Standing Order.
3.5 Cessation of Membership will occur:
3.5.1 On receipt of a Member's written resignation or
3.5.2 Failing to pay the annual subscription fee after a reminder has been sent or
3.5.3 Failure to attend the Annual Meeting for at least 3 years without a note of apology for nonattendance.
3.5.4 Only under exceptional circumstances will the Executive permit Membership to continue if these conditions are not met.
4.The Officers of the Society
4.1 The Officers of the Society should be the President, President Elect, the Vice President, the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Editorial Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer, the Web Master, the Member at Large and the immediate Past President, who shall constitute the Executive Committee.
4.2 The President shall hold office for 1 year. The President shall chair all the meetings of the Society and the meetings of the Executive Committee.
4.3 The President Elect shall hold office for 1 year and succeed the President at the end of the Presidential term of office. The President Elect shall normally Chair the Non ArthroplastyHip Register (NAHR) Subcommittee.
4.4 The Vice President shall be elected for a term of 1 year and succeed the President Elect at the end of the Presidential term of office. The Vice President will normally act as Research lead for the Society.
4.5 The Honorary Secretary shall be elected for a period of three years and may be re-elected.
4.6 The Honorary Editorial Secretary shall be elected for 3 years and may be re-elected.
4.7 The Honorary Treasurer shall be elected for a period of 3 years and may be re-elected.
4.8 The Web Master shall be elected for 3 years and may be re-elected.
4.9 The Member at Large shall be elected for 2 years and normally be under the age of 45 at the time of his or her election. A Member at Large may not be reelected.
4.10 The Past President shall remain as an Officer for one year. The Past President will normally represent the Society on the Beyond ComplianceSupervisory Committee.
4.11 Ballots: The Honorary Secretary will invite nominations for positions on the Executive from the Ordinary Members not less than 20 days before the Annual General Meeting. Nominees shall be proposed by an Ordinary Member and seconded by an Ordinary Member. The nominee must consent for his or her name to go forward.
4.11.1 Nominees for the post of Vice President should include with their application a short statement containing details of past experience and a vision for what they would like to achieve during their time on the Executive, if elected. This statement will be posted on the website prior to the AGM.
4.11.2 A ballot will be held at the AGM if there is more than one nomination for a post.
4.11.3 If there are more than two ordinary members standing in an election to be an officer of the Society then there will usually be two ballots. After the first ballot the two members with the greatest number of votes will contest a final ballot unless:
4.11.4 The sum total of the votes cast for one contender is greater than the total votes cast for all the other contenders.
4.11.5 There is a tie for second place in which case there will be a ballot for 'second place' by all the ordinary members present before the final ballot.
4.11.6 In the event there is only one nomination then the membership shall, in any case, be balloted at the AGM. 75% of the Members present will be required to accept the nomination otherwise a further invitation for nominations will be made to the Membership after the meeting. A postal vote (or secure internet vote) will proceed under the rules set out in sections 4.11.2 - 4.11.5.
5.The Executive Committee has the power to co-opt other members for specific duties from time to time. Such duties include being local host at the Annual General Meeting, a representative to work with the Medical Devices Agency or any other organisation as appropriate. A representative of the NAHR User Group will be invited to contribute to the Executive as an ex-officio member.
An NAHR Subcommittee will consist of a Chairman (normally the President-Elect of the BHS), the Member at Large of the BHS, a patient representative, a statistician and a representative of the NAHR User Group.
6.Meetings of the Society
6.1 The Society will normally meet once a year. The timing and venue of each meeting will be decided by the Executive Committee.
6.2 The programme will be decided by the Executive Committee.
6.3 The Honorary Secretary or the Honorary Editorial Secretary will write to all members requesting papers and submissions for the meetings in good time. They will request a brief abstract of the paper for deliberation by the Executive.
6.4 The length of each presentation will be determined by the Honorary Editorial Secretary.
6.5 Meetings of the Society shall be open to all members. Persons applying for membership will be encouraged to attend the meeting after their application has been discharged.
6.6 Members are welcome to bring guests. Members should notify the Executive through an e-mail to the Hon. Secretary of their request to invite a guest in advance of the meeting. The Executive, through the Hon. Secretary, may veto any request. The Hon. Secretary will keep a record of guests who attend the meeting. At the discretion of the Executive fees will be charged to members and guests at each scientific meeting.
6.7 Representatives of the Healthcare Industry are not permitted to register or attend the Annual Meeting except unless they have been invited to participate in symposia by the Executive. There will be no Commercial exhibits at the AGM.
6.8 There shall be no recording of any part of the meetings of the British Hip Society without the express consent of the Executive.
7.1 An Annual Business Meeting will take place during the Annual General Meeting of the Society.
7.2 At the Annual General Meeting there will be an election of Officers as appropriate and an Annual Report from the Treasurer will be received.
7.3 The President, or in his absence the Vice-President, shall take the chair at all Business Meetings.
7.4 Voting. Every decision at the Annual Business Meeting of members shall require a majority of votes of the Ordinary Members present. In the case of equality in the number of votes cast the President may exercise a second or casting vote.
8.1 There shall be an Annual Subscription, decided at the Business Meeting payable by Standing Order on an annual basis on the 1 October each year succeeding the Annual General Meeting.
8.2 The Treasurer shall present a detailed financial statement including a balance sheet at each Annual General Meeting.
9.Affiliation The British Hip Society is affiliated to the British Orthopaedic Association through the Board of Specialist Societies. Members of the BHS who are not also members of the BOA and choose not to join will be required to pay an increased membership charge to be decided by the Executive each year.
10.Amendments to the Constitution: No change in the rules of the Society will be made except at an Annual General Meeting and after at least 28 days notice has been given to the Ordinary Members and then approved by two thirds majority of the Ordinary Members present at the Annual General Meeting. A quorum for the purpose of amendment of the rules shall be 30% of the Ordinary Membership. If such a quorum is not present at the Annual General Meeting a postal ballot of all Ordinary Members shall be held.
11.(Amended Constitution Approved at the BHS AGM 2011)