Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

Benefits of membership

BAPS endeavours to support its members in their professional lives. We are a registered charity founded in 1953, with a permanent office currently situated with all the other surgical sub-specialty associations, at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London.  We have members in 73 countries around the world.

Surgery Resources

We endeavour to keep you up to date with courses, events, publications, research papers and other news items relevant to paediatric surgery.

Surgeon Directory

The directory is a way of bringing your area of specialisation to a wider audience. You can add referral details for your private practice, or your NHS practice to enable Parents and GPs to make referral decisions.

Newsletters and updates

Our Honorary Secretary edits our monthly newsletter which includes the latest jobs, CPD opportunities and surveys. In addition our President takes an active role sharing his insights and experiences in his blog and looks at the wider interests of our members championing and editing the I’m a BAPS member series.

Council Meetings

Full GBI members including Trainees, can attend our twice yearly meetings. This forum is used to canvas, discuss and decide matters pertaining to our association and paediatric surgery, so we strongly encourage your participation. Papers are made available to our members via our website.


Fellowships & Grants

BAPS holds funds for a Research Fellowship, and several travel grants. The Hugh Greenwood Travellling Fellowship is only open to BAPS members.

Clinical Outcomes and Audits

How do you gauge if you are a good surgeon? We have several audits running in conjunction with BAPS-CASS, and in addition, members can participate in smaller audits and surveys. We have hypospadias and gastroschisis audits in conjunction with Dendrite.  SWORD collates HES data. You need to be a member to access these resources.


Members have the opportunity to contribute items and make comments on the website.

We aim to:

  1. Support paediatric surgeons in their professional practice
  2. Support the advancement, study, practice and research into paediatric surgery
  3. Maintain links with sub-specialist Associations and other groups within paediatric surgery
  4. Liaise with the surgical and Royal Colleges, the professions allied to medicine, other relevant professional bodies and Government.
  5. Foster professional relations with paediatric surgeons around the world.

Members benefit include a discounted rate at the annual scientific meeting, discounts on books from Wisepress, and for trainees, a day and a half dedicated to trainee issues at the annual congress (with a heavily discounted registration rate).  We hope members will also make full use of the BAPS website for up to date information.