The BASK website is available to members of the public to view freely. There is a restricted section that is available for view by members of BASK whose membership subscription is up to date. We endeavour always to comply with the current relevant laws within the UK and EU governing Data protection.
The content of the BASK website is kept up to date and as accurate as possible. However, as the site is run on a voluntary basis and due to the speed with which developments occur in the arena of medicine, it must be appreciated that errors may occur within the site at times. As a result, neither BASK nor the BASK webmaster will accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the content of the site. Users must ensure that any content is checked independently before being acted upon. Users should also be aware that the content has been written specifically with the British population in mind, therefore some aspects may not be applicable within other countries. To ensure accuracy of the site please inform the BASK webmaster of any errors or mistakes on the site if discovered.
Patient information and consultations
The site presents information relevant to knee surgery in Britain. However, no information will be presented concerning individual cases or problems. In addition, neither BASK nor the BASK webmaster will provide advice concerning queries about specific patient problems or complaints. In such cases individuals are recommended to seek an opinion, where appropriate, from a suitably qualified medical practitioner.
Collection and use of your information
When you join as a member of BASK or register to attend a BASK conference we need to know your name, GMC number, postal address, place of work, email address, and, if not paying by direct debit, your payment details. For members of BASK additional information relevant to your practice will be collected and can be viewed / edited in your membership profile. We will not supply your details to any other group, organisation or third party out with the remit of BASK, without seeking your express permission in advance. Contact will only be made regarding official BASK business and BASK supported surveys (see below). There is a contact opt out option within each user’s membership profile.
Updating your details
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or address, please login to your account by clicking here. Alternatively you may contact us directly by e-mailing the BASK webmaster; by telephoning us at 020 7406 1763; or writing to Hazel Choules, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, 35 – 43, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London. WC2A 3PE.
From time to time we may send BASK members a request to fill in surveys concerning issues of relevance to knee surgery in Britain. They will be either created by the BASK Executive or sanctioned and sent by the BASK Executive at the request of a BASK member. These surveys are always voluntary to complete. Publication of only anonymised aggregated data will be made, usually on the website and/or in The Knee journal. Any survey undertaken by a BASK member will only have anonymised data returned to them. We would encourage all to take part in these surveys, as higher response rates provide greater reliability in interpretation. Those not wishing to take part in these surveys can indicate their preference in their membership profile or by contacting the BASK webmaster. Alternatively, as most surveys are conducted using SurveyMonkey, the Opt out option within SurveyMonkey may also be used. More details about the conduct of surveys is available within the Research section of the website.
Paid for products provided by BASK
BASK currently does not provide any products for sale on the Internet or via the website. BASK merchandising is available for purchase at the annual BASK meeting. For further details click here (this link is to the merchandising page on the professional site).
Paid for services provided by BASK
BASK provides registration for the BASK annual spring conference, details of which are provided within the Meeting section of the website. Registration fees to attend the meeting vary each year; currently BASK membership includes the attendance fee for the annual conference; however, non-members are welcome to attend and the most recent conference fee schedule is available from the Meeting section of the website.
Registration for the conference is made via a web based service and is subject to the following cancellation conditions, these timings are approximate and exact dates will be published within the registration system each year:
– Up to 6 weeks prior to conference: 0% No cancellation charge
– Between 2 and 6 weeks prior to conference: 50% cancellation charge
– Within 2 weeks of conference: 100% Cancellation Charge
All cancellations must be received in writing by the due date to Hazel Choules, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, 35 – 43, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London. WC2A 3PE. Refund payments will be made less the applicable cancellation charges once the event is complete.
Paid for membership services provided by BASK
Membership of BASK is available only to applicants who have been proposed and seconded by BASK members. Admission as a member is then only granted after approval at the BASK AGM, which is held at the Annual BASK conference. Further details about membership, fees and payments are available on the Membership section of the website. Application for membership is made by completion of an on-line form.
Use of payment information / details
Security is a major issue for anyone purchasing on the Internet. At present the BASK website does not take any form of payment on-line, although this facility is planned in the future.
How to contact BASK
We welcome your views about our website and our policies. If you have any queries or comments, please contact us.