[PDF] Information for commissioners of plastic surgery services: referrals and guidelines in plastic surgery

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Publication date:
01 March 2012


Whilst most of the work of plastic surgeons in the NHS concerns the restoration of appearance and function following trauma, cancer, degenerative conditions or congenital deformity, a number of referrals are made for conditions that are considered to be of lower priority or for treatments not usually available on the NHS.

This document advises on explicit criteria for referral and treatment inclusion thresholds and trigger points within service level agreements and contracts.