Blog to record the musings and activities of Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon as he goes about his daily business working full time as NHS Consultant at Chelsea and Wesminster Hospital. Includes also thoughts and discourse his his private medical practice, complex surgery, lecturing, teaching, audit, learning and working with medical colleagues.

Charity launch to train surgeons in developing countries

Last week Mr Horwitz attended the launch of BFIRST a UK registered charity which trains surgeons working in the poorest countries in the world to enable them to undertake reconstructive Plastic Surgery, releasing children and adults from the state of poverty and destitution associated with disability and deformity.

Max attended at the invitation of Barbara Jemec - a fellow hand surgeon from the Royal Free Hospital, London.  Barbara is committed to the training and development of sustainable projects in developing countries and since 2004 has been travelling to Mali, Ghana, Bolivia and Sierra Leone to train local Plastic Surgeons in reconstructive procedures.

For more information on this very worthwhile charity please go to