To promote the best evidence-based practice in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in order to achieve the highest standard of patient care through professional support in education, research and the development of knowledge, by:
- Leading and guiding professional practice and being responsive to the needs of constituent members of the Association.
- The formation of a governing body to formulate and implement policy and manage the affairs of the Association.
- Defining professional competency in terms of knowledge and skills.
Promotion of under-graduate and post-graduate education and continuing professional development.
- Advancing the science of plastic surgery by stimulating and supporting research and disseminating knowledge at scientific meetings and Through the British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
- Being responsive to the needs and aspirations of patients and their representatives.
Ruth Waters, BAPRAS President
Ruth Waters is a Consultant at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust working in the plastic surgery department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She graduated from Southampton University Medical School and trained in plastic surgery in Norwich and the West Midlands. She was appointed to her consultant post in 1996 and has specialised in all aspects of breast reconstruction and microsurgical reconstruction of the lower limb. She has a particular interest in the surgical management of lymphedema.