Kokila Lakhoo has just returned from Tanzania where the Tanzanian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (TAPS) has just been created.
The coalition government have now identified some recommended changes as a consequence of a review of the current system. However, the changes are yet to be implemented so once again for 2013 we are complying with an interim system which may, or may not, take place later this year.
Professor Agostino Pierro, currently Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery at Great Ormond Street, will be moving to a new position as Head of General and Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto, Canada
At the Winter meeting in November 2012, we had a session on interacting with the media, led by the Royal College of Surgeons of England Media department.