The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) announced the tragic loss of consultant craniofacial plastic surgeon Mr Niall Kirkpatrick on January 10th 2022, after he was fatally struck by a car while cycling.

Mr Kirkpatrick was a key member of the north west London specialist multidisciplinary team for the management of skin cancers and the multidisciplinary team for vascular anomalies at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.

He was known as a specialist in managing complications with dermal filler applications and was highly respected within the industry.

Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon Mr Dalvi Humzah, said, “It was a sad day to hear that Mr Kirkpatrick had passed away in tragic circumstances. He was a colleague who came through the ranks with me as senior house officer to consultant during our training.

“He was a true gentleman and a gentle giant in the speciality; for me he was one of the ‘consultant’s consultants’ to whom complex and difficult cases would be dealt with great expertise and empathy. He will be truly missed within the specialty as well as with friends and family.”