Associations release statement for plastic surgery trainees

11 Feb 2019

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the Plastic Surgery Trainees Association (PLASTA) have released a joint statement for trainees in plastic surgery undertaking non-surgical injectable treatments.

The associations are urging trainees to undertake further education to perform such procedures and are highlighting that they should adhere to the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority’s (CPSA) requirements and also join the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) register. They also stated that, ‘trainees must not misrepresent themselves to patients as fully accredited plastic surgeons, which would breach the GMC’s code of conduct’.

In addition to this, all non-surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgery trainee should be declared at their annual review of competence progression, the associations state. 


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  • Dr Harryono Judodihardjo 14 Feb 2019 / 4:47 PM

    I really don't understand why BAAPS, BAPRAS and PLASTA all want to associate their good names with JCCP. I thought JCCP is a failed organisation. I don't know any doctors that are registered with JCCP.