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16 July 2021
The BSSH is on the lookout for surgeons and patients to contribute to our latest project ‘Hands Re:Worked’, a coffee-table book that will celebrate the teams of professionals working in hand surgery and the patients they have had the privilege of treating. The book will showcase patient stories, the impact of their condition or injury and the benefit of their treatment, accompanied by professional photographs illustrating these recovered hands in their everyday work, recreation and environment.
The project will be crowd funded, which we plan to launch in October 2021. The aim is to raise awareness of the work done by the BSSH and its members and to improve the visibility of hand surgery as a specialty, but before this we need your help...
Firstly, we are asking for expressions of interest for regional surgeon co-ordinators to help find 3 or 4 patients from different surgeons in their area. The regional co-ordinators will be asked to liaise with local surgeons and identify appropriate patients who would be willing to participate in this project.
If you are unable to help regionally then perhaps you could help identify one of your own patients. We are looking for patients from diverse backgrounds, who have benefitted from any type of elective or trauma hand surgery from simple carpal tunnel decompression to the most complex reconstructions.
To add appeal to the book we are looking for patients who have additional interest to their story. This could be related to their injury or the circumstances around it, unusual, physical or intricate work/hobbies, or even an attractive location of these pursuits. Patients with photogenic hands, for example those of a welder or adorned with beautiful jewellery or tattoos will make the final book more visually striking.
If you would like to volunteer as a regional surgeon co-ordinator, or if you have a patient you think would be ideal for this project, please contact Emma Brighton in the BSSH Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of July.
We are very grateful for your help - this project will only be successful with your help and contributions.
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