BCAM welcomes regulation review
Press release 25th April 2013
The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) welcomes the long awaited report of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s committee into the regulation of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments.
Dr Samantha Gammell, President BCAM said:
“BCAM is both pleased and relieved that the Review has put forward recommendations which are both sensible and proportionate in relation to cosmetic treatments. BCAM has long advocated the regulation of the use of dermal fillers in view of the potentially very serious complications which can arise from their use and we are delighted at the proposal that these products should become prescription only medicines. We also welcome the committee’s recommendations regarding requirements for verifiable training in the field of aesthetic medicine which is the central focus of the College”
In addition to the above the Review proposes that cosmetic treatments of all types should only be carried out by qualified clinical professionals who are prescribers or under the supervision of such professionals which would end the practice of administration of treatments by unqualified and untrained individuals performing treatments in unsuitable facilities.
Dr Gammell went on:
“We are thrilled that the Review has taken on board the views we expressed in our evidence to them late last year and that so many of our suggestions have been adopted by Professor Keogh and his team in the final report. It is vital for the sake of the profession that cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine is appropriately regulated and is performed only by those who are qualified, skilled and able to deal with the rare but potentially serious complications.
We look forward to working with the Department of Health, Health Education (England) and the other professional bodies in shaping the future direction of the speciality in the coming months and hope that the government will take Professor Keogh’s recommendations seriously and recognise the importance of regulation in this sector”
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