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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons appoints new President

Nigel Mercer Assumes Leadership Role

Chester - 18 September 2008 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk), the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit, today announced the appointment of Mr. Nigel Mercer to the role of President. 

According to Douglas McGeorge, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and former President;

"This appointment adds tremendous value to our organisation and we're looking forward to working with someone of Nigel's track record and experience. His commitment to patient education and safety will continue to position the BAAPS as an ideal destination for those seeking to learn more about aesthetic plastic surgery."

Nigel Mercer has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1992 and has a thriving private practice in Bristol and Bath, in the West of England. He trained in medicine at Bristol University and was awarded his medical degree in 1980, his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1984 and a Mastership in Surgery (ChM ) in 1993. Nigel has been a member of the Intercollegiate Board of Examiners for surgeons who have completed their training in the final exam in Plastic Surgery (FRCS (Plast)) since 2004. He has worked in Bristol, Glasgow, and at Mount Vernon and at Charing Cross Hospitals in London. He also spent time as a visiting fellow in at the Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, Canada and visited Plastic Surgery Units in Miami, Detroit and New York. 

Nigel is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery and Tutor at the University of Bristol and he has been an Instructor in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), and a member of the Medical Team to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and at a local racing circuit in the West of England. He is a member of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain, the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association and a Fellow, by election, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. 

According to Nigel Mercer;

"Patients have a need for an unbiased, informative resource, and I'm thrilled to be working with a strong team of reputable and forward-thinking surgeons. At the BAAPS we will continue to provide the public with the most up-to-date, comprehensive information and support available about our field and further build on the work of Mr. McGeorge and his committee - to champion patient safety in a rapidly changing cosmetic surgical world ".

ENDS

The BAAPS (www.baaps.org.uk), based at the Royal College of Surgeons, is a not-for-profit organisation, established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit. Members undergo thorough background screening before they can join. Information about specific procedures and surgeons’ contact details can be found on the website, or by contacting their office at 020 7430 1840. Further materials can be posted to members of the public seeking specialised information. BAAPS is also on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BAAPSMedia   and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BritishAssociationofAestheticPlasticSurgeons

For all media enquiries, please contact pr@baaps.org.uk

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