BAPRAS supports steps announced by Andrew Lansley

11th January 2012


BAPRAS believes that ensuring safety and quality of care for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures is of the utmost importance and so welcomes the steps announced by Andrew Lansley today.

Consultant plastic surgeon Tim Goodacre, Chair of the Professional Standards Committee at BAPRA will remain as a representative on the Government's Expert Panel under the Chairmanship of Sir Bruce Keogh.

Tim Goodacre said:

"It is important that discussions are held on how cosmetic products and interventions are regulated in the UK and how this can be improved so that we can avoid a repeat of the PIP breast implant scenario. In the meantime BAPRAS continues to advise men and women planning to undergo any cosmetic procedure to check that their Surgeon is a BAPRAS member or GMC specialist registered and that the chosen clinic is committed to upholding a duty of patient care."

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