Clinical Guidance and Regulations

This section brings together the current best practice clinical guidelines and regulations in one place

Guidelines for patients are also available in the patients' section of the website

BAPRAS Guidelines


The Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021 Click here to view

Diagnosis & Management of Arterial Injuries Associated with Extremity Fractures and Dislocations (December 2020) Click here to view

Standards for the management of open fractures (September 2020) Click here to view

Guidelines for liposuction - safety & recommendations (September 2020) Click to view

Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) UK surgical standards & service guidance (December 2019) Click to view

Oncoplastic breast reconstruction- Guidelines for best practice (Updated June 2018) Click to view

Commissioning guidelines for body contouring surgery (updated December 2017) Click to view
UK Standards for the Management of Patients with Microtia and Atresia (October 2019) Click to view

Quality in melanoma care- A best practice pathway (September 2012) Click to view

Guidelines for acellular dermal matrix-assisted breast reconstruction procedures Click to view

Guidelines for lipomodelling for breast surgery (August 2012) Click to view

Guidelines for open fractures of the lower limb Click to view

Guidelines for commissioners of plastic surgery services Click to view

Guidelines from other bodies

Cancer Research UK
Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020 Click to view

Choosing wisely in surgery (January 2016) Click to view

Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions (April 2016) Click to view

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery (April 2016) Click to view

QS130: Skin cancer (September 2016) Click to view
CG74: Preventing & treatment of surgical site infections (SSI) Click to view
CG80: Early and locally advanced breast cancer Click to view
CG81: Advanced breast cancer Click to view
CG164: Familial breast cancer Click to view
CG179: Pressure ulcer management Click to view
CSG9: Improving outcomes for people with Sarcoma Click to view
CSG8: Improving outcomes for people with skin cancer including melanoma Click to view
PH32: Key messages in skin cancer prevention (February 2016) Click to view

NHS National Patient Safety Agency
Safer surgery checklist. This includes a guide and two videos. Click to view

NHS Wales
National standards for sarcoma services in Wales. Click to view

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
A guide to what is a medicinal product (March 2016) Click to view

Public Health England

NHS Breast Screening Programme and Association of Breast Surgery (March 2015) Click to view
National multidisciplinary guidelines for head and neck cancer (May 2016) Click to view

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