Mr Fernando was appointed consultant liver and kidney transplant surgeon programmes at the Royal Free Hospital in 2004. He qualified at the Royal Free in 1990 and underwent his specialty training at Addenbrookes’ Hospital, Cambridge. His sub-specialty interests include general surgery as well as vascular and peritoneal access for the renal failure population. He is passionate about education and training and has local, regional and national roles in this.
The British Transplantation Chapter of Transplant Surgeons conforms and works within the framework of society rules.
It is a forum for all surgical members of the Society and is responsible for:
Providing a professional voice for Transplant Surgeons working in all areas of organ transplantation.
Considering current surgical issues in organ donation and transplant to assist the Society in having an agreed position in these areas.
Roles and responsibilities
Provide a professional “voice” for transplant surgeons within the United Kingdom and identify areas which impact on the unique way surgeons in Transplantation workTo work closely with the Carrell Club and the
Transplant Training and Education Committee (TTEC) to identify and resolve issues which impact on Transplant Surgery training and clinical practice
To run an annual meeting with a specific theme to bring together the wider transplant surgical community
Provide specific views and “horizon scan” on surgical issues of specific relevance to the Transplant Surgeon
Provide an avenue for transplant surgeons to discuss mentor support
Encourage and support new members to join the Society
The committee will consist of up to 8 members. The CoTS executive will consist of a Chairman and Secretary. Councillors representing Organ Retrieval Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant and Liver Transplant will be co-opted/ elected by the BTS executive. The Carrell Club president will be co-opted onto the committee to provide trainee representation. The Chair of CoTS will sit on the BTS council and be recommended to the General Surgery SAC.
Members will be required to complete an annual Declaration of Interests.
The committee will meet at least twice a year and report on its activities to the Executive and Council of the BTS through the Chair and Councillors representing Transplant Surgery. The quorate number for meetings will be 3 people to include one Executive plus at least 2 others.
These terms of reference will be reviewed annually – next review September 2017
Mr Bimbi Fernando Royal Free, London
Mr Argiris Asderakis Cardiff
Mr Paul Gibbs Portsmouth
Mr Colin Wilson, Newcastle
Miss Cat BoffaOxford
Vacant Member (Organ Retrieval)
At present the CoTS are helping develop a specific Transplant Surgery training curriculum with other agencies.
More details to follow.
Units with job opportunities for trainees and consultants/ SAS’s are invited to submit adverts for jobs.
These will be advertised for a limited period of time.
University Hospitals Leuven
Transplant fellowship position available
We do approximately 140 kidneys, 80 livers, 120 procurements and we also have a pancreas and bowel transplant programme. All our fellows have had transplant positions after their stay with us.
The CoTS aspires to provide an informal peer mentor scheme to allow Transplant Surgeons with concerns or difficulties to informally contact another professional member. The Committee are available to be contacted in this regard.