The new year continues to keep us all busy in the practice. Grace has joined the team to help Clare with the back office side of things when the office gets busy. Louise is continuing to add all these updates to the website as well as do all of our bookkeeping. As for me – when not in the operating theatre or the outpatient clinics, I am focussing on writing a new series of patient information booklets. The next one to become available will be one on plastic surgery after weight loss. This is an increasing part of my practice, and an area that I feel needs lots of attention, explanation and patient education to really understand the changes the body goes through and the impact this then has on surgery and outcome. I will let you know when the booklet becomes available through the website. I wish you all well and hope that 2013 has got off to a good start for you.