BAPRAS has a number of Committees that cover a range of areas. BAPRAS’ Honorary Secretary, President and Deputy President are ex-officio members of all Committees.
These Committees all report to BAPRAS Council.

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Current committees are:


Finance Committee

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.

Education Committee

This committee is responsible for coordinating the educational activities of BAPRAS.
It awards grants and prizes and it offers badging to courses.

Research Committee

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.


Scientific Meeting Committee

This committee meets twice a year to put together the programmes for our scientific meetings.