Wednesday, 18 November 2021

Touch Surgery and BAPRAS partnership

The BAPRAS Innovation Group are delighted to announce that the BAPRAS Council has agreed to work with Touch Surgery to develop an interactive simulation syllabus for Plastic Surgery Trainees.
Touch Surgery is an internationally successful cross-platform resource that allows trainees to learn and interact with operations from their mobiles and tablets. Independent studies have shown active use of Touch Surgery by trainees increases their surgical cognitive abilities for previously unseen operations.

One of the company co-founders Jean Nehme, devised the idea whilst working as a Plastic Surgery Registrar in London. It has gone on to be used by trainees across the globe. Some of the most prestigious American training hospitals made it an essential part of their training methods for their juniors. Therefore this is a hugely exciting collaboration for BAPRAS and it's trainee members.
To celebrate this partnership there will be an official launch party at the Touch Surgery studio in the new year. There will be the opportunity to meet the Touch Surgery team and have a tour of their amazing studio.

If you are interested in attending the launch or being involved please email the Innovation Team at:


The UEA's MS in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery is the leading course for any surgeon wishing to develop their career in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.  Recognised by the leading professional bodies as the highest qualification internationally in the field, this blended learning course is designed around flexibility, allowing you to complete the programme along side your professional career.
Although predictably demanding; requiring in-depth reading, development of your critical thinking, acquisition of practical skills and the demonstration of patient-centered knowledge and procedures - all of our graduates report significant benefits from having taken this Masters course.  The qualification has not only helped our students progress further and faster in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, but the benefits are evident straight away, with our surgeons claiming significant enhancements to their surgical knowledge, decision-making, networking, confidence when engaging with senior colleagues and in-depth research and management skills.
  • Highest qualification in OPBS worldwide
  • Supported by RCS (Eng.), ABS, BAPRAS, ESSO
  • Ensures and guides your development of key practical and operative skills up to level 4
  • Networking with many of the worlds leading professionals on oncoplastic breast surgery and professional peer group
  • Highly flexible engagement online through Problem Based Learning led by practicing professionals in the field
  • University of East Anglia Masters qualification means highest quality teaching, learning and assessment
  • Face to face study days (for UK students)
  • Evidence of progression throughout via certified attendance and itemisation of topics studied
  • Flexible payment (module by module)
  • Bursary paid to the top scoring exam student in each module

To find out more and to enrol on this all-encompassing Mastership in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, visit:

Alternatively, please call Andrew Simpson on 07956 422856 if you would like to discuss the course in more depth.

Doctors Update conference (with added Skiing). Abstract submission open.

Val d’Isère, French Alps
Centre de Congrès
25-28 Jan 2016

A multidisciplinary meeting featuring:
Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain
General Practice
Plastic Surgery
Trauma and Orthopaedics

Clinical Lecturer / Resident Surgical Officer - Plastic Surgery, Swansea

Clinical Lecturer / Resident Surgical Officer - Plastic Surgery

Job Number: AC01396

Advertising Department: Medicine

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 16-12-2021

Further Information 
£31,838 to £45,304 + 1A on-call banding per annum together with USS/NHS benefits
The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the agreed scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).
This is a permanent position and the salary will be on the salary scale for Clinical Academic Lecturers:

Responsibilities of the post holder:
The appointment is for a 1:5 weekday RSO position covering Singleton hospital for a 24 hour period to cover post-operative cross specialty surgical patients having intermediate level surgery.  In addition there will be a 1:5 weekend cover.
In addition the post holder will undertake teaching and/or research on the remaining weekdays.  
The post-holder would be expected to be the principal researcher in a substantive project.
The post-holder will be expected to undertake a research degree by thesis (MSc by research, MPhil, MD) in either laboratory-based tissue engineering research or a clinical based thesis with significant national impact.  It would be expected that data for this project would be presented at appropriate surgical and scientific meetings and published in peer reviewed journals.
The post-holder would be expected to assist with the recruitment of patients into existing clinical trials.
The post-holder will be expected to attend a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course and assist in grant writing and ethic committee applications where necessary.
The post-holder will be expected to act as a supervisor for a number of smaller research and audit projects currently being undertaken by junior members of the team.
Although the post is research or education based the post-holder will be able to maintain and develop their clinical and surgical experience through attendance at theatre lists, outpatient clinics on their one clinical day per week.
The post-holder may be required to provide internal cover for departmental CT/StR doctors during periods of absence, subject to previous experience.
The post-holder will also be expected to teach Graduate Entry Programme Medical Students and Clinical Medical Students as necessary in the course of the year.
Research/Teaching/Clinical: All time allocated as research is flexible. Teaching commitments will be incorporated into this. Theatre and other clinical involvement is as required and flexible.
Person Specification
Essential Criteria
1. Attained MRCS
2. Successful completion of (CCrISP)
3. Evidence of implementing  innovative practice including evaluation and positive outcome based on current research and knowledge in the field
4. Evidence of advancing professional, research or teaching practice demonstrating at least two related CPD activities in the last year
1. Commitment to a career in Plastic Surgery
2. Evidence of previous research experience
3. Peer reviewed publications
4. Completed Audit Projects
5. Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Desirable Criteria
Previous experience in a laboratory environment.
Completion of a Good Clinical Practice course
General Surgery Services at ABM University Health Board are provided for the local populations (over 500,000 residents) of Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, and South Powys; and tertiary services are provided to the wider population of Mid and South West Wales (population 1,000,000).
Based in the ABM University health Board, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery provides a service for the people of South, Mid and West Wales. As the only centre in Wales, it is responsible for a population of 2.3 million people.  In May 2010, the Welsh Centre for Burns was designated as the Adult Burn Centre for the South West UK Burns Network, covering a population of 10 million.  

The Supra Regional Plastic Surgery Unit has an extremely busy elective and trauma workload, including exposure to major trauma and microsurgical upper and lower limb reconstruction, burns surgery, skin cancer, head and neck surgery, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery, perineal and breast reconstruction, sarcoma, paediatric, vascular anomalies, hypospadias, laser and lymphodema surgery. The unit consists of 40 inpatient Plastic Surgery Beds, 4 bedded flap monitoring unit, 10 inpatient burns beds and 8 bedded burns ICU.

There is a track record of training excellence, with the unit coming top of the GMC training survey for 3 years in a row (2012-2014), in addition to national recognition as a leading academic plastic surgery centre. The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery has a proven research track record with over 250 peer reviewed publications and over 500 national and international presentations. The unit is currently recruiting for several randomised controlled trials. The formal research arm (The Reconstructive Surgery and Regenerative Medicine Research Group (ReconRegen) was initiated in 2012, and since then has attracted funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. There is a strong track record of success on the Welsh Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) pathway. ReconRegen is located across two main sites, The Institute of Life Science at Swansea University & The European Centre for Nanohealth (Wales premier purpose built 50 million medical research facility) and a research suite at one of the Europes largest burns and plastic surgery units. Hot desk facilities and Mac Access for research purposes will be available at both sites.
The successful applicant will be supervised by the Clinical Director, Academic Lead and the Training Programme Director, joining a team consisting of 17 Consultants (1 Professor, 4 Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturers), 3 academic clinical lecturers, 10 specialist registrars, 1 post doctoral researcher, 11 senior house officers, 6 nurse practitioners and 1 business & project support Intern. There are active international academic collaborations with Universities of Harvard and Stanford (USA), Melbourne (Australia) and Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Key Consultant Plastic Surgeon Contacts
Mr Dean E Boyce                               Associate Clinical Director
Professor Iain S Whitaker                   Chair of Plastic Surgery
Mr Nicholas Wilson-Jones                  Training Programme Director for Wales
Mr Peter Drew                                     Director, Burns Unit
Notes for Applicants:
If applicants would like to visit the hospital prior to interview they should contact 

Professor I S Whitaker, Mr D E Boyce or Mr N Wilson-Jones on 01792-702222 (Morriston Hospital Switchboard) or for an informal discussion about this opportunity, they can contact Professor I S Whitaker 

Friday, 6 November 2021

Clinical Research Fellow in Translational Surgery

A Clinical Research Fellow in Translational Surgery is open. Below is an extract of the job advert.

Click here for full details and the application process.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Clinical Research Fellow in Translational Surgery to join Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based in the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford.

The role of Clinical Research Fellow is dedicated to undertaking laboratory research on the molecular mechanisms underlying Dupuytren’s disease. The project will build on previous research by Professor Nanchahal’s group which has led identification of a novel therapeutic target and a phase II clinical trial. You will register for a DPhil in translational immunology and will work in close collaboration with two postdoctoral scientists and a research assistant, who are also investigating Dupuytren’s disease. You will also benefit from supervisory input from scientists working on fibrosis in Celgene laboratories in the US and can take periods of research in their labs, as appropriate.

The successful candidate will gain training in translational research at the academic industry interface.
You must have full General Medical Council registration. You will have excellent team-working skills and organisational skills, as well as a methodical approach to data gathering and recording of data. Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of continuing professional development are essential. It is desirable that you have experience in laboratory research and an understanding of research methodology.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 16 December 2015. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Contact Person :NDORMS Personnel TeamVacancy ID :120883
Contact Phone :01865 737541Closing Date :16-Dec-2015
Contact Email

Tuesday, 3 November 2021

Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium

Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium

Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium

Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium