Wednesday, 30 April 2021

Scar Outcomes Workshop

14th June Scar Outcomes

Plastic Surgeon - relaxed living in beautiful Tasmania - Australia

Plastic Surgeon - relaxed living in beautiful Tasmania - Australia
Surgery - Other - Doctor
Ref: 1397 Date Posted Wednesday 16 Apr 2021
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We are seeking a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon to join a friendly team on a permanent basis in Launceston, North Tasmania - a fantastic riverside location that offers a laidback easy lifestyle just a short flight from  Melbourne or Sydney.
You may be a Surgeon who recently obtained CCT and looking to establish your consultant career, or someone with wide general experience and looking to make a lifestyle and career change... perhaps you are already based in Australia or New Zealand and hold FRACS.
  • Regional riverside city offering a relaxed lifestyle
  • Competitive remuneration package, based on years of experience
  • Easy access to Melbourne and Sydney with short daily flights
  • World class golfing, beaches, vineyards and gourmet food
  • Lots on offer for families: excellent schools and affordable housing
The Role
You will be a highly skilled plastic surgeon with a breadth of clinical experience, capable of covering as many aspects of plastic/reconstructive surgery as possible.

Experience in the following is welcomed and may include but is not limited to: scar revision, grafts, skin cancers, revision of minor hand procedures, revision of digit amputations, revision of old burns / scarring, lesion removals, breast augmentation and/or reduction/revision etc.

You will have a multidisciplinary approach to teamworking, as well as a commitment to medical education and teaching, and a willingness to contribute to and participate in continuous quality improvements for the benefit of the service and for the patient experience.

The Hospital
One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania, treating over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients annually. It provides services primarily at role delineation levels 4 and 5 in medicine, surgery, critical care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, obstetrics and paediatrics. The hospital operates from a base of 342 beds, including 296 overnight and 46 day only beds.
There is strong emphasis on medical education and as an accredited teaching hospital, the LGH enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania through the Launceston Clinical School, as well as the School of Nursing, which is also based in Launceston. Research and innovation is very much encouraged and supported, with research being sponsored by the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.
The Location
Tasmania is a wealth of arts and cultural experiences, from the cutting edge contemporary art galleries, to its many varied festivals, design shops and museums. Tasmania has become a great getaway place for visitors and in the summertime, the population swells, making tourism is a thriving industry and a major contributor to the local economy. And interestingly, many national and international congresses are held in Tasmania’s state capital of Hobart, including medicine and healthcare conferences.
Being such a compact island state, its easy to explore and go beyond the city up into the mountains or along the coastal roads. The diverse landscape lends itself to just about every outdoor experience you could wish for, from teeing off on world class golf courses, having a go at multi-day adventure races or mountain bike trails, sailing, fishing and of course, watching major events such as the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht racing. But there really is so much to see and do, appealing to urban sophisticates escaping the hustle and bustle of big city life, as well as outdoor enthusiasts and families of all ages, all seeking the fresh air and open spaces.
And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes. There’s a real dedication to providing a truly authentic food and wine experience. The temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously hot summers and cool winters - the region has perfect winegrowing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced all around Tasmania, in particular the Tamar Valley very close to Launceston. There’s a wealth of award winning restaurants to sample from fine dining to café dining and bistros in and around Launceston.
Launceston is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. With a population of approx. 150,000, this is the “hub” of the North and its emerging as a location for those seeking an escape from the big city life for a more laidback pace of living.
It’s also not uncommon for Tasmanians to plan a weekend up in Melbourne for the many International Festivals or major sporting events, such as the Australian Tennis Open or the cricket at the MCG, as well as to enjoy a bit of high end, luxury shopping along Toorak Road. Melbourne and Sydney are both easily accessible.
There is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne (1 hr) and Sydney (just over 1 hr), making international flight connections easy to arrange.
More about life in Tasmania

What Head Medical can do for you
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.
If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:
Caroline O'Hagan
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5252LinkedIn

Modern Concepts: Face

The Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital, Coventry, UK, is organising an international meeting on FACE, covering topics on Aesthetics, Reconstruction and Transplant, by a world renowned faculty. 

It is endorsed by BAPRAS and will carry about 20 CME credits. 

The meeting will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, on 15-17 October 2014. 

Details of the conference and registration can be found on the website

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Diploma and MSc in Skin Ageing & Aesthetic Medicine

The University of Manchester Diploma and MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is open for applications (closing date 30 June) for September 2014 commencement.

The programme is a first of kind multi-disciplinary course based at the Dermatology Centre at University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (one of the largest dermatology centres in the UK), as an 18-24 month part time distance learning course. Faculty consist of world-leading experts, the curriculum includes: skin ageing, skin pathology, cosmeceuticals, injectables such as BTX and fillers, chemical peels, laser&devices. Students will have hands on exposure to these procedures supervised by the expert faculty. The plastic surgery faculty will deliver lectures on invasive procedures such as face lifts, rhinoplasty, hair transplantation etc, in order for students to gain understanding of the wider cosmetic scene. Other topics covered are psychological aspects, ethics, medico-legal and regulation. There will be two weeks of face-to-face time in Manchester over the two year period including time in the cadaver lab. The distance learning components will entail a variety of interactive e-learning and state of the art multimedia and IT tools including blogs, seminars and 1:1 tutor time.

We aspire to provide gold standard training in-line with the Keogh Review and developoing HEE recommendations, initiatives in which many of us continue to engage. The course is open to doctors and dentists, but is highly suitable to plastic surgery and dermatology trainees as well as consultants who wish to expand their knowledge in this area. 

Please see the link below for further information, the Video Clip is particulary helpful.

Advanced Educational Course - Limb Reconstruction

Series 3, Course 3- Limb Reconstruction

8 Oct 2021  to 9 Oct 2014  (2 days)
Venue- The Manchester Conference Centre
The next course in the popular Advanced Educational Courses in Plastic Surgery series concentrates on limb reconstruction. 

Delivered by a panel of experts from the UK and further afield, this course is a must for those involved in trauma or reconstructive surgery, and comprises a wide range of topics, including reconstruction following burns and sepsis; limb salvage; rehabilitation and prosthetics; delivery of care, outcome measures and medico-legal elements, plus round tables and panel discussions covering patient care, the multiply injured patient and more.
The course is aimed at specialist trainees and established surgeons in plastic surgery and allied disciplines from the UK and the wider international community.
We are pleased to welcome world-renowned experts including Professor Simon Kay (UK), Professor Zoran Arnez (Italy), Professor Moazam Tarar (Pakistan) and Mr Raja Sabapathy (India) who will lead the discussion on the latest insights
Registration and programme is available from

Tuesday, 29 April 2021

EMSB Timetable 2014 - New Courses Added


Course Dates for 2014:

6th May 2014                         Military Course, Strensall, Yorks
9th May 2014                      Swansea
10th May 2014                    Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
30th June 2014                   Military Course, Strensall, Yorks
3rd July 2014                       Nottingham
27th September 2014         East Grinstead, London
27th September 2014        Bristol
27th October 2014             Newcastle
14th November 2014         Manchester
21st November 2014          Swansea
5th December 2014           Coventry

The Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) course provides burn specific trauma management guidelines, which are additive and complimentary to those taught on other trauma courses eg ATLS.  EMSB is a “stand alone” one -day course that covers the principles of the emergency management of severe burns in the British Isles including practical exercises in burn size assessment, fluid resuscitation, airway and wound management, paediatric burn care, electrical and chemical injuries and simulated cases.
The course is appropriate for medical and nursing practitioners who may be required to provide initial management to patients with severe burn injuries e.g. those working anywhere in the field of burn care, anaesthesia, trauma, pre-hospital and emergency medicine.
The EMSB course has been awarded 8 consultant CPD credits.
Course fee:  £295 to include lunch and refreshments
To book online:
Further Information from:

Saturday, 26 April 2021

London Breast Meeting 2014

LBM Letter (2)

PreProgram LBM2014 Web

Friday, 25 April 2021

Preston FRCS (Plast) Preparatory Exam Course

FRCS (Plast) exam is a test of knowledge and its clinical application. The key is delivery of knowledge in a structured way. The candidates are assessed to the level of a first day Consultant, showing quick thinking, maturity and safety in providing effective care to patients

Preston preparatory course is designed to exactly replicate the exam conditions. Timing of the course is chosen few weeks after the theory and just before the practical. It is run over two days - first “Heats” which is few weeks after the theory exam and “Finals” just a couple of weeks before the Practical. It is assumed having passed the theory all the candidates have adequate knowledge and the focus is on applying and delivering this knowledge in a structured way under pressure.

The programme for both days is run exactly like the main exam with short cases, long cases and Vivas. There are one or two lectures in the Heats just to ease the candidates into the course. The clinical cases are carefully chosen to cover the whole curriculum and give exposure to wide array of cases. The Vivas are set up on tables with topics categorized exactly as it would be in the exam. The aim is to provide the candidates a perfect replica of the exam situation, moreover the “Heats” and “finals” being few weeks apart, the candidates can work on the feedback given in the Heats and perform to their best in the Finals.

The Course since its inception has received excellent feedback and the 12 allocated places get taken up quickly.

Course Director - Mr S.Srinivasan Iyer 
       Consultant Plastic Surgeon

For enquires and application contact Ms Gwen Quayle :
01772 522094

Next Course Dates - “Heats” - 03/07/2021 and “Finals” - 28/08/2021

Wednesday, 9 April 2021

ESPRAS - Earlybird Registration Open

ESPRAS 2014 Advert v3

Controversies in the treatment of facial deformity - Wednesday 21 May 2021

The next RSM Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section meeting on facial deformity will take place on Wednesday 21st May.

The direct link to the programme and online registration is


Monday, 7 April 2022

LAS Registrar Vacancy - St. George's Hospital, London






We require a LAS (ST3+ Equivalent) in Plastic Surgery to start immediately until 30th September 2014. This post is not accredited for training although the post holder will be integrated into the normal activities of the Specialist Registrar grade, which will include on-call commitments.

The Department offers extensive experience in general plastic surgery and there are excellent library facilities within the Medical School.

Please be aware that only online applications will be accepted and the advertisement will be closed when sufficient applications have been received for the post.

Please contact Miss Joy Odili ( (Consultant Plastic Surgeon) if you require additional information about the post.

Closing date 25/04/2021

Application details can be found here


19 MAY 2014 


College of Medicine 
Morriston Hospital 

This EXCITING Programme of speakers will mark the third in our first series of BAAPS Regional Aesthetic Training Days. 
We are delighted to be welcoming fantastic faculty of speakers including ex-President of the BAAPS, Adam Searle as the visiting BAAPS expert on the day. He will deliver two talks on 

Augmentation Mastopexy 


Dealing with the unhappy patient 

Trainees will benefit from an unrivalled depth of experience from an expert programme of speakers. This day aims to extend training in aesthetic plastic surgery to plastic surgery trainees in their existing programme of regional training. Trainees from outside the region are welcome to register for the day, but NUMBERS ARE VERY LIMITED! 

We are very fortunate to be have the support of Mentor in this important educational endeavour. 

Whether you are from within the region or a national delegate please register by contacting the BAAPS office at, tel: 020 7430 1840, with your full name and the name of your deanery. Attendance is free but you MUST register your place. 

Thank you. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2022

Invitation to Sharper Surgeons, Safer Patient Services, Wednesday 11th June 2014, Birmingham

Through a series of diverse and stimulating talks, panel discussions and interactive sessions this conference will explore how safe patient services can be delivered within the current NHS structures.

Sessions will include what Good Surgical Practice means for you, what you should do if you have concerns, the role of the regulators and role of the College in driving up professional standards. It will also look at the wider role of teamworking and leadership, human factors training and surgical psychology for ensuring sharper and safer surgeons of the future.

We are pleased to confirm we will be joined at the Conference by Miss Clare Marx, Regional Council Member for Midlands and East and Royal College of Surgeons Patient Safety Lead

When              Wednesday 11th June 2014
Where             Centre for Professional Development, Birmingham University Medical School, Edgbaston, B15 2TT
Time               Registration from 9.00 with programme commencing 9.45. The day will finish at 15.45
Audience        Consultants, Surgical Trainees (ST5 and above), plus CEOs, Medical Directors and associated NHS Management Staff
Places             85 places available, allocated on a first come, first served basis
Hosted by      The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) and the West Midlands Professional Affairs Board (WM PAB)
CPD Points    Pending

To reserve your free place at this event now, please click here