BAPRAS responds to suspension of CE certificate for all medical devices made by Silimed
Nigel Mercer, BAPRAS President and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, said:
“We are aware of the suspension of the CE marking of all medical devices manufactured by Silimed that followed an audit of its manufacturing procedures. Patient safety is our foremost concern, and both ourselves and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) are working closely with the MHRA to fully understand the issue. There has been no indication we are aware of at this time that these issues pose a threat to patient safety, however we are advising our members to contact any patients who may be effected. Any patients who have concerns about their implants should seek advice from their implanting Surgeon or clinic. As more information is available, we will be giving further advice to our members, their patients and the MHRA on any clinical issues.
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 over 800 members and is the 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. Anyone can check the GMC to find out if a surgeon is on the plastic surgery specialist register; http://www.gmc-uk.org/register/search/index.asp
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