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.
Report(812Kb) An Adobe Acrobat copy of this report is available to view/save. The Adobe Acrobat reader is required which is free to download here.
Self assessment checklist(75Kb)
This tool allows you to check your progress in adopting NCEPOD's recommendations following the 2010 report 'On the face of it'. We do not require the completed forms to be returned to NCEPOD. (If you require a Microsoft Word reader, please click here).
To download a Microsoft Excel version of the self assessment checklist, please click here.
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Report Podcast(5.3Mb) BMJ interview with Dr Alex Goodwin, NCEPOD Clinical Co-ordinator discussing the findings made in the report.