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BAPO Annual Meeting 2022

BAPO is pleased to invite members and non-members to the annual meeting which this year will be hosted at the M Shed Museum in Bristol on 15th and 16th September. Keynote speakers will include Michael Rutter (Cininatti Children’s Hospital), Steve Sobol (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Natalie Loudon (Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris) as well as a diverse international faculty of experts in the field of paediatric otolargnogology.

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Obituary: John Noel Gleave Evans (1934 – 2022)

John Noel Gleave Evans DLO FRCS, formerly consultant otolaryngologist to St Thomas’ Hospital and
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, died peacefully at home on 27 March 2022 at the age of

John Evans’ Obituary

Bivona Tracheostomy Clinical Risk Stratification Tool

This bulletin is circulated by the Expert Working Group, representing the National Tracheostomy Safety Project, and the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

Due to a raw material shortage, production of the entire range of Smiths Bivona® paediatric tracheostomy products has been temporarily paused. The current stock position is critical on several product lines, with low levels on many other sizes. This supply disruption is likely to continue to affect systems for at least several weeks to months. It is important that affected families and their carers are engaged with and involved in any clinical decisions taken as a result of this issue.

Council Election

Eight strong candidates have been nominated for election to the BAPO council. The vote will be held during the annual general meeting on Friday 24th September 2021. The three highest scoring candidates will be elected. In case of a tie there will be a runoff election during the same meeting.

BAPO Council Nominations Open

Members of BAPO who are interested in standing for election to the council are invited to contact with expressions of interest. Please include names of a proposer and seconder by 17th September 2021.

Calling all musicians

The next big thing on the music scene is coming soon, the BAPO Band! If you’re a virtuoso on the violin, a perfect pianist, or a cracker on the Kazoo, BAPO wants to hear from you. All levels of talent considered. Contact if you are interested.

Create your BAPO account

Whether or not you are a member of BAPO, you can create an account with this site which you can use for some really useful things. If you are planning to register for a BAPO event, submit an abstract or if you wish to download your attendance certificates, the best way to do that is to register your details.

The BAPO Podcast – Season 2

The edifying and entertaining BAPO podcast returns for season two with your host Mike Saunders and a series of guests, each experts in their field to discuss up to date paediatric ENT topics. The podcast is aimed at trainees and will also be of interest to clinicians of all levels of experience.

All of the episodes are available at, also via the BAPO App and all mainstream podcast directories including iTunes and Google Play.

Letter to Members

Honorary Secretary, Steven Powell addresses the membership of BAPO with information on opportunities for nomination to executive council positions, an update on the BAPO meeting in September which will be hosted in Birmingham and plans for updating members communication preferences. View the letter to members

BAPO Council Nomination

Executive positions The Honorary Secretary (Steven Powell), Associate Secretary (Ravi Thevasagayam) and Treasurer (Will Hellier) will have concluded their four year terms in September 2021.  They are eligible to stand for 2 further 2 year terms as per the constitution. Steven Powell has indicated that he will step down as Honorary Secretary.  Ravi Thevasagayam has announced he […]