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Our Core Values

  1. To be the leading platform for plastic surgery trainee involvement and development in global surgery in the UK, forming the next generation of consultants with a passion for global partnership in reconstructive surgical training. #Innovate
  1. To help make a difference by providing educational resources and by supporting long term reconstructive surgical programmes in developing countries through BFIRST global partnerships. #Educate
  1. To encourage exposure at all stages of training and raise awareness of the extensive challenges faced by health care professionals working with limited resources in developing countries, promoting a culture of global responsibility, starting as trainees and continuing through as consultants. #GlobalResponsibility
  1. To explore potential partnerships and opportunities for collaboration between trainees, consultants other charitable bodies who have an interest in global reconstructive surgery, training and research. #Collaborate
  1. Above all, to promote safe, responsible and professional involvement of trainees in activities relating to global reconstructive surgery, and to ensure that projects selected are appropriate, responsive to local needs, and focus on sustainable local training and capacity building. #Safety

The Committee

  • Matt Fell (Chair 2017-2018)
  • Rebecca Nicholas (Vice Chair – 2017-2018)
  • Shenbana Bagirathan (Secretary – 2016-2018)
  • Bilal Rafique (Membership and Newsletter – 2017-2018)
  • Rob Staruch (Education – 2016-2018)
  • Jenny Reid (Communications and social media – 2017-2018)
  • Conrad Harrison (Global Partnership Coordinator 2017-2018)
  • Ye Ru Chin (Fellowship Coordinator 2017-2018)
  • Nadia Abduhussein (Events and Engagement Coordinator 2017-2018)
  • Ali Abdaal (IT and design consultant 2016-2018)
  • Ojas Pujji (Medical Student Coordinator 2017-2018)
  • Nadine Haram (Immediate Past Chair – 2017-2018)