BAPRAS response to Lord Howe's review
Graeme Perks, Vice-President, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, said:
“BAPRAS welcomes the findings of Lord Howe’s Review and hope that this will lead to improvements in the regulatory system for medical devices. We will continue to petition for greater patient safety and we will continue to play an active role in Sir Bruce Keogh’s ongoing separate review of regulation for cosmetic interventions. One of our key objectives is to see the establishment of a national, compulsory register for all episodes of breast implantation.”
• BAPRAS, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, is the voice of plastic surgery in the UK. It aims to increase the understanding of the professional specialty and scope of plastic surgery, promoting innovation in teaching, learning and research.
• Founded in 1946 (originally as the British Association of Plastic Surgeons), today BAPRAS has nearly 800 members and is the official professional representative body for reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeons providing services to patients on the NHS and privately in the UK.
• Members of the public can find a member plastic surgeon in their area by logging on to www.bapras.org.uk. The GMC specialist register can be checked to find out if a surgeon is on the plastic surgery specialist register; www.gmc-uk.org/register/search/index.asp