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Mercian Travel Award


Extend your horizons by visiting another plastic surgery centre

Mercian Travelling Award

This award is sponsored by Mercian Surgical Ltd to enable trainees to gain experience in plastic surgery at a centre outside the United Kingdom. The Award can be used to help fund an overseas fellowship; however, it is a requirement of the award that the successful applicant returns to NPRAS to give a short presentation on their trip and the experience they gained.

Trainees can apply for the Mercian award by submission of a statement explaining their intended destination and the experience they hope to gain.

The award value is £1500. The winner is selected from trainees who present at the the NPRAS meeting.

Please ensure you have sent completed application forms for both the Douglas Murray prize and Mercian award if you wish to be considered for the Mercian travelling award.

Previous winners are shown at the bottom of the page.

Mercian Travel Award 2017


Muhammad Javed

Muhammad Javed, a trainee from the Swansea training programme won the 2017 Mercian Travel Award.

Muhammad is shown receiving his award from Douglas Murray FRCS and Paul Duffy (Mercian Surgical Ltd)

He planned to travel to Canada to visit Vancouver General Hospital, to study Breast reconstruction with Dr Peter Lennox.


Mercian Travel Award - application

Please complete the application form below. 


  • The application should be in English.

  • Applications must not exceed 300 words.

  • Please state the reasons why you are applying for this award in no more than 300 words. 

When you click the submit button your application will be sent to the event coordinator. Please remember to also register for the NPRAS meeting and make your payment if required. 

Mercian Award Application

Please complete the form below and submit via the link.

Thanks for submitting!

Past winners of the Mercian Travel Award

  • 2017 - Muhammad Javed - Vancouver General Hospital, Canada - Dr Peter Lennox (Breast reconstruction)

  • 2016 - George Filobbos - Amiens University Hospital, France (complex reconstructive surgery)

  • 2015 - Ayad Harb - Christine M Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery

  • 2014 - Mohammad Nassimizadeh - Prince Court Hospital, Kuala Lumpur - Mr L-H Yap (Ear reconstruction / head and neck surgery)

  • 2013 - Anuj Mishra - Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok - Professor Panupan Songcharoen, and Dr Somsak Leechvavengvongs (Brachial plexus surgery)

  • 2012 - Suzanne Thomson - Norrlands University Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and Umeå University Department of Integrative Medical Biology – Laboratory of Nerve Repair, Sweden

  • 2011 - Mark Gorman and Adil Khan - Bashir Hospital, Gujrat, Pakistan - The Pakistan Cleft Lip & Plate Association (PCLAPA)

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