Cosmetic surgery review recommendations released
9th September 2022
An independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery led by Andrew Brown, was recently conducted after a series of complaints in the cosmetic surgery space were unresolved.
AHPRA and the Medical Board today released a list of recommendations post review which they claim will increase oversight of the industry.
This review is further evidence that AHPRA continues to show a lack of leadership and enforces the need for a full review of the credibility and viability of AHPRA.
The full recommendations can be viewed here: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/Cosmetic-surgery-independent-review-of-patient-safety.aspx
The ASO will continue to advocate for the rights of ophthalmologists throughout this period of regulatory review, in particular for the use of the titles ‘surgeon’ and ‘oculoplastic surgeon’.
Dr Ashish Agar