Co-Editor - The PMFA Journal

Andrew Burd is a British trained Plastic Surgeon, a Harvard trained Scientist, a School of Life trained Educator and a Pragmatic Ethicist. He was the Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Centenary Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Translational Science at the School of Tropical Medicine in Kolkata, India. He is currently completing his PhD looking at the potential for Big Data to influence Health Policy. He is the founding and current Editor of The PMFA Journal. He is a staunch patient advocate with uncompromising views on patient safety.

Latest Contribution


OPINION - Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?

In my opinion – certainly not the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), if the new requirements in their Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme are read correctly, because self-certification without a formal training assessment and formal examination is meaningless. The...


Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 27) - Time To Sum Up (cont.)

Of course, the problem lies in the system(s) and change, as is required, needs to be a long game strategy. That is why I am not advocating for the impossible. I am presenting the issues for the next generation to start thinking about now.


Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 26) - Time To Sum Up

It is a little over six months ago that I began these blogs and now I am beginning the stage of summing up.