The British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) has teamed with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to create an inspection guide to promote the safety of patients in hair restoration surgery.
The guide aims to help CQC advisors to make a correct assessment when inspecting clinics that do hair restoration surgery, to ensure they meet the CQC’s guidelines.
The BAHRS also believes there has been an increase in unethical advertising in the sector, including offers of financial incentives, and pressurised sales tactics, which potentially endangers patient safety.
One of the issues the association highlights, are websites that do not explicitly list the surgeons who do the surgery, along with a description of their qualifications and experience.
The BAHRS will be working with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ensure marketers of hair transplant surgery comply with regulations.
Hair restoration surgery is one of the modalities for which standards for both training and practise are being set by the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).