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About BASS

The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease.

BASS is a national membership organisation with the following objectives:

  • Set standards of spinal care and strive to ensure the highest possible standards of management for individuals with spinal disorders
  • Promote research into the cause and surgical treatment of spinal disorders
  • Provide a forum for the study of the origin, natural history and treatment of spinal disorders
  • Educate and train future spinal surgeons
  • Oversee and manage the British Spine Registry (BSR)

BASS is one of several national spinal societies that form the United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB), and is a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

BASS was responsible for the inception of the British Spine Registry which has now become the single recognised Spine Registry for the UK.

BASS may accumulate funds and receive donations to further the above objectives.

Links to BASS Constitution documents:
BASS Articles of Association
BASS Bye-Laws

The British Association of Spine Surgeons Executive Team

The BASS Executive comprises of the following:

President Aprajay Golash      


Past-PresidentDavid Cumming    past@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
President-ElectRajat Vermaelect@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Secretary Kaushik Ghosh secretary@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Treasurer Ash Khurana treasurer@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Audit and Registry (Neuro) TBC bsr@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Audit and Registry  (Ortho) Ashley Cole bsr@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Professional Practice Tony Bateman professionalpractice@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Education Girish Swamy education@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Trainee Representative Shivan Marya trainee@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Webmaster Sandra Bonczek webmaster@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Research Pal Lakshmanan research@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Membership Subodh Patil membership@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Policy and Guidelines Vinay Jasani guidelines@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
 Diversity (co-opted)TBCdiversity@spinesurgeons.ac.uk
Meeting Host - 2026TBCmeetinghost@spinesurgeons.ac.uk

Click here to view the Declarations of Interest(DoIs) for all voted Executive members  (updated Mar 24)

Henry Dodds is our administrative support at the UK Spine Societies Board (www.ukssb.com).

For General contact and queries, please email via info@spinesurgeons.ac.uk

BASS is unable to provide medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice you should consult your General Practitioner.

British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS), RCSEng, 38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3PE

Registered Charity - No.1150365

Company Registration - No.08156883

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