This committee ensures that BAPRAS’s finances allow it to maintain its’ charitable objectives. Our finances are subject to annual audit, and scrutiny by the Charities Commission.
Committee of Management for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS)
This committee is responsible for the BAPRAS Journal JPRAS. It receives an editorial report from the Editor and a report from the publishers - Elsevier. Its’ role is to ensure that the Journal meets the charitable and educational objectives of the Association. The Journal is an important source of income for the Association so the Committee of Management has an essential role in ensuring the financial security of the Journal
This committee is responsible for coordinating the educational activities of BAPRAS. It has a subcommittee that organises the Advanced Educational Courses. It awards grants and prizes. Amongst its members are the RCSEng Plastic Surgery Tutor and the BAPRAS Aesthetic Surgery Tutor.
The research committee was convened in 2012 with the aims of promoting clinical and basic science research in plastic surgery as well as making the output readily available to the BAPRAS membership. The committee will also provide guidance to trainees how best to be involved in research.
Professional Standards Committee
This committee has a broad remit including membership, constitutional matters, audit, ethics, private practice and professional standards.
Communications and Public Education Committee
This committee is responsible for the essential role that BAPRAS has in informing others of the nature of plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons believe that they are largely misunderstood. Most members of the public, and indeed medical colleagues, think of plastic surgery only as cosmetic surgery. Whilst not wishing to undervalue the importance of cosmetic surgery, most British plastic surgeons spend most of their time involved in reconstructive surgery.
Communications range from keeping in touch with our members via a monthly secretariat bulletin, a program of proactive media campaigns on topics of importance to the Association, responding to media enquiries, support for the courses and educational activities we run, and the BAPRAS website. We employ the services of the public relations company Portland to support our communications activity.
This committee is responsible for promoting training and the profile of reconstructive microsurgery within the membership, and to represent the UK within the WSRM and EFSM
This committee meets once a year to discuss applications for Clinical Excellence Awards to the DH National ACCEA program. BAPRAS is a nominating body for the ACCEA and will lend its support to members applying for National Awards.
Scientific Meeting Committee
This committee meets twice a year to put together the programmes for our scientific meetings.