MB ChB - University of Dundee, July 1976
FRCS - Edinburgh, May 1982
Certificate of Accreditation in Plastic Surgery from Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training awarded 5 December 1989
Member - British Medical Association Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Fellow - Royal Society of Medicine Member - British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Member - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Member - British Burn Association Member - Military Surgical Society
Plastic surgery training
October 1985 to September 1986, Honorary Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. A small plastic surgery unit with a wide range of operating experience available in an academic setting.
October 1986 to September 1988, Honorary Senior Registrar in Plastic Surgery, West Norwich Hospital, Norwich. A large regional plastic surgery and burns unit. Considerable experience in paediatric burns and congenital abnormalities available.
October 1988 to October 1989, Senior Registrar in Burns and Plastic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich. The Army burns unit taking both civilian and military burns. An increasing workload of trauma reconstruction being undertaken.
March 1989 to September 1989, Honorary Senior Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Attendance at this internationally renowned unit has been for two days a week including one night on call.
October 1989 appointed Consultant in Burns and Plastic Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich. The only military plastic surgery unit of the Defence Medical Services. An acute burns unit takes military casualties from around the world and civilian burns locally. Patient load is roughly half military and half civilian. Paediatric plastic surgery is performed abroad and in a local Health Service Hospital. This is a tertiary referral unit for reconstructive plastic surgery, particularly lower limb trauma. Out patient clinics and operating sessions are held regularly in both the UK and abroad.
November 1992 appointed Consultant Adviser in Burns and Plastic Surgery to the Director General Army Medical Services.
November 1993 appointed Consultant Adviser in Plastic Surgery to the Royal Air Force.
May 1995 appointed consultant plastic surgeon to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust
Autumn 1995 appointed Deputy Clinical Director of ENT and Plastic Surgery Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust.
Autumn 1998 appointed Clinical Director Plastic Surgery Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust
November 1999 resigned from National Health Service to practise in the private sector.
1991 started part time private work mainly doing cosmetic surgery, minor operations under local anaesthetic and treatment of skin cancers.
November 1999 increased to working full time in the private sector.
June 2015 ceased all cosmetic surgery.
February 2016 ceased all minor surgery and skin cancer work.
I now only do medico legal work. I remain on the medical register with a license to practice - GMC 1350610 and have full indemnity cover with the MPS - 110565.
Chapman, P. (1984). Operation Corporate - The Sir Galahad Bombing. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 130, 84.
Chapman, P. and Milner, S.M. (1986). Escaped faecolith after appendicectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 73, 1006.
Chapman, P. (1986). The role of plastic surgery in soft tissue injury. Journal of the Cambridge Medical School, Winter, 24.
Chapman, P., Banerjee, A., Anderson, J.R. and Lamberty, B.G.H. (1987). Digital volar amelanotic malignant melanoma in a child. Journal of Hand Surgery, 12-B, 117.
Chapman, P. (1987). Traumatic spondylosis - A case report. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 133, 96.
Chapman, P., Banerjee, A. and Campbell, R.C. (1987). Extended use of the Mustardé dancing man procedure. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 40, 432.
Chapman, P. and Lamberty, B.G.H. (1988). Results of upper lid loading in the treatment of lagophthalmos caused by facial palsy. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 41, 369. Zoltie, N., Chapman, P. and Joss, G.J. (1990). Tissue expansion - a unit review of non-scalp non-breast expansion. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 43, 325.
Joss, G.J., Zoltie, N. and Chapman, P. (1990). Tissue expansion technique and the transposition flap. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 43, 328.
Chapman, P. (1990). Letter in reply to RJ Aitken, EDC Anderson, S Goldstraw and U Chetty, "Subcuticular skin closure following minor breast biopsy: Prolene is superior to Polydioxanone (PDS)", Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 35, 131.
Chapman, P. (1991). Letter in reply to McGrouther DA and Parkhouse N, "Military secrecy and medical preparedness", British Medical Journal, 302, 353.
Zoltie, N., Chapman, P. and Joss, G.J. (1991). Is iliac node clearance necessary for stage II melanoma. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 88, 810.
Chapman, P. (1992). Spoon feeding the breast implant. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 89, 761.
Army Medical Services in the Field, Aide Memoire, Pamphlet No 2, Casualty Treatment Regimes. (1993). Chapter on Burns Management.
Rossiter, N.D., Chapman, P. and Haywood, I.A. (1996). How big is a hand? Burns, 22, 230.
Edwards, D.P. and Chapman, P (1997). Pulse oximetry as a guide to early division of pedicled flaps. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 42, 198.