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
Members are asked to participate in a survey for the detection of mucosal perforation during pyloromyotomy.
BAPES are carrying out a survey and an audit. The audit is on laparoscopic appendicectomy. Those taking part receive a certificate acknowledging their participation which will be useful for appraisal and revalidation.
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.
Determining pregnancy status in young female patients under 16 years of age is an area that clinicians may find difficult.