BAPES Professional Support and Development Network

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To provide opportunities for consultants and senior trainees to develop new skills in minimal access surgery



This network will facilitate interaction with experts in specific fields / procedures and may involve –

  • Opportunity to discuss technical aspects of unfamiliar procedure/s
  • Opportunity to visit relevant centre/ expert
  • Depending on the agreement with the specified expert and feasibility/logistics, applicant  may invite the expert over to their centre
  • Opportunity for short fellowship – Availability and period will depend on mutual discussion between the expert and the surgeon seeking support



Experts are members of BAPES and working in the UK.

Development opportunity is open to all members of BAPES.

No financial commitment from BAPES for any expenses incurred by the parties involved.

Appropriate Trust regulations and indemnity guidelines must be met. BAPES will not be involved with these arrangements. Once the link has been established, the practical arrangements are determined entirely by the two parties involved.



Please complete online application form below

BAPES will review it and forward it to the concerned expert

After approval by the “expert”, their contact details will be forwarded to the applicant

The applicant can then contact the “expert” and arrange/discuss as necessary