Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

TriPS Representatives

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TriPS Reps

Trainees are represented by three national trainee representatives and a network of trainees (TriPSnet) representing individual regions/centres and specific interests.

The national representatives usually serve for two years, overlapping for continuity and sharing the responsibility of running TriPS. They represent trainees in various capacities but TriPS can do a lot more thanks to the contributions of many other trainees. TriPS reps are elected from TriPSnet.

Our current reps are:

Omar Nasher ST5, Leeds
Kristy Smith ST4, Cardiff
Matt Jobson ST6, Chelsea & Westminster







Contact us


If you want to know more contact your local TriPSnet or the national rep by emailing

Social Media

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Please contact us about any training questions or issues.

What we do

Represent Trainees

Former TriPS Rep Ceri Jones at a BAPS Executive Meeting

We represent the UK trainees at BAPS council and executive meetings, and SAC looking at all aspects of training, Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) council and other bodies as necessary to represent the interests of all trainees in paediatric surgery.

BAPS support our national training days and trainee events at congress and subsidise and endorse events and courses useful for training.

SAC- specialist advisory committee oversee training in the UK, from appointment to an NTN to completion of training. SAC chair oversees all CCT!


Arrange training

We help arrange training days twice a year at varying centres with a third training day attached to the annual congress meeting.