[PDF] On the face of it : a review of the organisational structures surrounding the practice of cosmetic surgery

Publisher:
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD)
Publication date:
01 January 2010

Abstract

This NCEPOD report reviews variations in organisational structures surrounding the practice of cosmetic surgery and takes a critical look at areas that have been identified where the organisation of care of cosmetic surgery patients can be improved.

It investigates policies surrounding advertising and consent; the structure and case-mix of teams providing cosmetic surgery, the number and types of procedures performed; the provision of post-operative follow-up; policies, facilities and protocols and policies for clinical audit.