BAPRAS in the news

A selection of news articles and pieces that BAPRAS members have been involved with

November 2018
The Telegraph - 'Fireworks should carry cigarette-style graphic warnings to prevent injuries, say plastic surgeons'
The Huffington Post - 'Why it's time to stop selling Fireworks'
Press Association - 'Call for graphic warnings on firework packaging'
The Guardian - ‘Plastic surgeons call for cigarette-style warnings on fireworks’
The Times - 'It's time to rein in fireworks'
The Times - 'Surgeons call for curbs on fireworks 'sold like sweets"
BBC News - ‘Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say’
Metro - ‘Fireworks ‘should carry graphic warnings on packet’ as injuries double’
ITV News - ‘Call for graphic warnings on firework packaging’
Manchester Evening News - ‘Doctors say firework packaging should show graphic warnings’


October 2018
BBC News Online - BAPRAS member and plastic surgeon Paolo Matteucci successfully campaigned for Lisa Beardsley to receive NHS-funded botox treatment after her face was left paralysed from facial palsy

August 2018
Evening Standard - Plastic surgery abroad: what you need to know about 'medical tourism' 
Mirror - BAPRAS members among surgeons to issue warnings as 'Superdrug brings Botox and dermal filler treatments to high street'
The Guardian - Tongue splitting poses serious risk to health, say surgeons
BBC News Online - Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks
The Sun - Snakey stuff: What is tongue splitting, is it legal in the UK and what are the risks?
The Metro - People who get their tongues split are putting their lives at risk
Mail Online - From nerve damage to haemorrhage and even trouble breathing: Doctors warn about the 'horrific consequences' of bizarre tongue-splitting trend
Newsweek - What is tongue-splitting? Trend could have dangerous health risks, surgeons warn

June 2018
The Independent - BAPRAS member Joe o'Donoghue comments on an investigation that has found women with breast cancer may be denied access to reconstructive surgery to 'reduce NHS costs'
The Telegraph - BAPRAS involvement in launch of new CCG Guidelines for Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Guidelines after findings show breast cancer patients are being denied reconstructive surgery

May 2018
GQ - BAPRAS member Demetrius Evrivades recognised for pioneering work on penile reconstruction of wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan

April 2018
The Independent - First man to receive double hand transplant in UK writes thank you letter to BAPRAS member, Simon Kay

February 2018
The Guardian - 'Botched Cosmetic Surgery'. BAPRAS member Simon Eccles recommends patients investigate procedures and surgeons thoroughly before going ahead with surgery

January 2018
Mail Online - BAPRAS member Ruth Waters asks 'Why are women still being denied breast reconstruction?'

December 2017
Mail Online - BAPRAS member Shehan Hettiaratchy invited to meet with PM Theresa May for Britain's most inspiring health worker awards
Assocations Now - A Public Awareness Lesson from Avocados (Avocado Hand)

November 2017
Daily Mail - BAPRAS member Shehan Hettiaratchy nominated for 2017 Health Hero Award by patient who received treatment following the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack

October 2017
Daily Mail- Anna de Leo recommends fitting of safety latches on doors at home to prevent finger crush injuries in children 

June 2017
Sunday Times (behind pay wall)- Simon Eccles comments on lack of regulation in the aesthetic medicine industry

May 2017
Guardian Telegraph BBC Metro -Simon Eccles warned people to exercise care when removing stones from avocados, to avoid 'avocado hand'
The Times The Mirror- Jorge Leon-Villapalos commented on the rise in acid attacks on young people
BBC the One Show- Omar Ahmed appeared on the One Show this month, talking about a procedure he'd performed as part of a team of surgeons, during which a benign tumour was removed from a patient's jaw and reconstructed, using 3D technology

April 2017

The Guardian- Honorary Secretary Simon Eccles comments on lack of change in regulation of cosmetic procedures on the 4th anniversary of the Keogh Report


July 2016
BBC Radio Manchester- Kavit Amin explained more about the recent landmark double hand transplant procedure

May 2016
Belfast Telegraph and Babycentre.co.uk- With Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness week underway, BAPRAS' Chris Hill talks about patients that he's helped
The Daily Mail- Chair of the BAPRAS Innovation Special Interest Group, Ryan Kerstein, comments on a new device which could be used to detect bacterial growth in wounds
Talk Radio- BAPRAS' Brent Tanner talks to Talk Radio about penis transplant surgery- Listen again
December 2015
The Daily Mail- BAPRAS Member Sarah Tucker saves the life and leg of a moped crash victim

July 2015
The Daily Telegraph- 100 years of plastic surgery
The Sunday Times- Fill me in 

June 2015
The Guardian- Is cosmetic surgery the new acceptable face of womanhood? 

February 2015

Sky News- Thousands risk health over cosmetic surgery 

January 2015

Daily Mail- BAPRAS President Nigel Mercer comments on the possible reasons behind a failed buttock implant procedure


October 2013
The Sun- Patient story- focus on craniosynostosis, with advice from BAPRAS Member Steven Wall

July 2012
C21 Magazine- Chair of BAPRAS' Head and Neck Special Interest Group Omar Ahmed talks about the role of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

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