Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

Introduction for Parents

The British Association of Paediatric Surgeons was founded in 1953 to set standards of care in Paediatric Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland and to help our surgeons achieve those standards in looking after children with surgical conditions.

What is Paediatric Surgery?

Our surgeons look after and treat newborns with abnormalities of the lungs, intestines, kidneys, liver; children with cancer; children who are in desperate need of organ transplants such as the, intestines or kidneys. You might say it is easier to describe what we don’t do! (That’s heart, brain and bone surgery, in case you wondered.)

We are a registered charity and depend on donations and sponsorship to continue our work which includes:

  • training new surgeons
  • continuing medical education for consultants
  • funding research that directly impacts on patient care
  • professional guidance
  • teaching overseas in low to middle income countries.

Within this section, you will find some information about common conditions as well as links to other sites that may be of interest.