CHARITY AND OVERSEAS WORK
"The charity and overseas work I perform is very important to me and it is with great thanks to my patients who come to see me privately for Cosmetic Surgery that I am able continue this."
Charity and overseas work involves travelling to different parts of the world such as Africa and South America to help patients suffering from a variety of problems. This includes helping to teach and train local surgeons, increasing awareness globally and fund raising.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
The work performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital is so important and Neil Bulstrode would like to thank many parents and adult patients who have generously donated to this institution dedicated to giving world class medical treatment to children.
Invited to the Department of Plastic Surgery, Sohag University, Egypt March 2020
Invited as Speaker, Panel Chairman and Thesis Examiner. Also operated performing ear reconstruction to assist ongoing training. March 2020
Awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy UCL Arena May 2019
Invited to Operate and Lecture in Amman Jordan July 2018
Joined Jordanian surgical team with United Arab Emirates Red Crescent to perform reconstructive surgery on a Syrian Refugee. July 2018
UK representative for Dutch Association for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (DAFPRAS) August 2018
ISAR Conference organiser and Lecturing in Beijing China 2017
International Outcome measures for Craniofacial Microsomia ICHOM 2015
The Child and Family Award, Great Ormond Street Hospital. 2014
Invited to Leuven Belgium to perform Ear Reconstruction Sep 2014
Invited to visit the University Hospital UZ Leuven to perform Ear Reconstruction and help train the local surgical team in these complex reconstructive techniques.
Invited as Non Executive Advisor to Microtia UK 2014
GOSH Tick Tock Club Objectives 2013
GOSH Tick Tock Club Team 2013
Training Ethiopian Surgeons in UK 2012
Surgeons from Addis Ababa travelled to the UK for three weeks thanks to the charity Facing Africa attending courses aimed at teaching the skills needed for free tissue transfer, an important technique in complex plastic surgery reconstruction. Neil Bulstrode helped organise placement in microsurgery and anatomical dissection courses and was very happy with David Dunaway to recieve his Ethiopian colleagues at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Turtle Boy, Columbian child with severe CMN 2012
Neil Bulstrode is part of the Specialist multi-disciplinary team at Great Ormond Street Hospital treating CMN. Neil Bulstrode was consulted about the treatment of a 6 year-old child with a severe form of the birth mark. He travelled to Bogota, Colombia, to help the surgical team excise the lesion and graft the large area on his body. This is part of a TV program, Turtle Boy, on Channel 4
NOMA Reconstruction in Ethiopia 2012, 2011
Neil Bulstrode has again returned to Addis Ababa spending two weeks continuing the work started in the previous two years with the charity Facing Africa to reconstruct the survivors of NOMA. These are patients who have been left with devastating functional and cosmetic defects to their faces due to the flesh and bone being eaten away by the infection. Over 60 patients were assessed and over 40 patients were operated on.
The work was covered in a documentary by a Ben Fogel in 2010, ‘NOMA – Make Me a New Face’. The team are in the planning stages for next year’s surgical mission to continue the ongoing work.
British 10k Run for Facing Africa 2012, 2011
Neil Bulstrode again joined a large group of supporters of Facing Africa for this year’s British 10k London Run on Sunday 10th July 2011. All money raised will go towards funding the forthcoming surgical missions to Addis Ababa.
NOMA Reconstruction in Ethiopia 2010
Neil Bulstrode has been a member of a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team filming a documentary "Make Me A New Face - Hope For Africa's Hidden Children", which spent 2 weeks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia working with the charity Facing Africa to reconstruct the survivors of NOMA. These are patients who have been left with devastating functional and cosmetic defects to their faces due to the flesh and bone being eaten away by the infection.
He is in the planning stages for next year’s surgical mission to continue and develop the work started.
Goldenhar Syndrome Family Day 2010
It was an honour for Neil Bulstrode to be invited to meet the children, many of who are his patients, and families at the Goldenhar Family day in Swindon on 10th May 2010. It was great to be able to share with them the multi-disciplinary team service that is available at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Invited Lecturer Amman Jordan 2009
Lectured at the Jordanian Facial Aesthetic Workshop in October on ear deformities and reconstruction