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The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) exists to promote and direct the development of Hand Surgery, to foster and co-ordinate education, study and research in Hand Surgery, and to disseminate knowledge of Hand Surgery among members of the medical and allied health professions.

The Brief

Having seen their previous work with other medical associations, The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) invited LightMedia to tender for the project of redesigning and redeveloping their existing website.

The challenge was to create a site which would provide a high quality resource for all those concerned with or interested in hand surgery.

How We Helped

Taking on their usual approach, LightMedia delivered the project in two phases. Phase 1 involved both organisations working closely to develop a specification including wireframes, site map and design concepts, while phase 2 involved developing the actual site including populating, testing and deployment.

It was essential that the new BSSH website was easy and intuitive to use, so LightMedia proposed the implementation of a mega menu along with a sub-menu on each page so the user can navigate their way through the site easily and know where they are on the site at all times.

As well as featuring an extensive patients’ area which provides information on procedures and online help with identifying symptoms, the site also contains a private area for BSSH members only. With a membership base of over 270, it was crucial that LightMedia enhanced this area by providing access to a range of new features. The member’s area is now integrated with BSSH’s internal membership system and, once logged in, members have access to news, events, forums, a membership directory, subscriptions, CPD tools and journals.


Thanks to the collaborative effort between LightMedia and BSSH, the new website went live on schedule and to budget.

Our overall feedback on the project has been fantastic and we would like to thank BSSH for their valued support throughout the project.


To see our testimonial from BSSH, click here.

Before & After

BSSH Old Website


BSSH New Website


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