BAPRAS supports ALLTrials initiative
The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) announces its support for AllTrials, an initiative calling for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their full methods and summary results reported.
Nigel Mercer, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President of BAPRAS, said:
“BAPRAS and the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN) are encouraging the next generation of surgeons to get actively involved in research through both their individual efforts and by signing up to AllTrials.
“You cannot be a modern surgeon without any knowledge of what is good or bad research and both BAPRAS and RSTN fully support the publication of all well performed, ethical research no matter what the findings show, positive or negative.
“BAPRAS’ own Journal (JPRAS) is acknowledged as one of the best in the World for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and we fully support clarity and openness in medical research. It is essential to the future of Plastic Surgery and we are very proud to support AllTrials.”
BAPRAS, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, is the voice of plastic surgery in the UK. It aims to increase the understanding of the professional specialty and scope of plastic surgery, promoting innovation in teaching, learning and research.
Founded in 1946 (originally as the British Association of Plastic Surgeons), today BAPRAS has over 800 members and is the professional representative body for reconstructive and aesthetic Plastic Surgeons providing services to patients on the NHS and privately in the UK.
Members of the public can find a member Plastic Surgeon in their area by logging on to www.bapras.org.uk. Anyone can check the GMC to find out if a surgeon is on the plastic surgery specialist register;http://www.gmc-uk.org/register/search/index.asp