The public consultation process for the European
standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services, EN 16372, is open for a four-month
period. The British Standards
Institution (BSI) is leading the
consultation process in the UK
and interested parties from the aesthetic surgery industry can register their comments online
drafts.bsigroup.com from 27 January.
The purpose of the consultation process for
EN 16372 is to develop a European best practice standard for surgeons, doctors
and nurses in private healthcare facilities offering aesthetic procedures to
change physical appearance.
The standard aims to define the requirements
for the quality for the aesthetic surgery service offered in order to ensure
patient safety and other factors which influence the overall quality of service
included such as staff behaviour and facility design.
This European standard is designed to help
clinics who adopt it to:
their services by enhancing patient safety and avoid the risk of complications
patient criticism about poor service
patients are clearly communicated to and each procedure is clearly explained
including the risks
the right facilities for the procedures offered
and maintain patient records
process of products and suppliers
and timely post-procedure check-up process
The public consultation will run until 22nd April 2012
and once the process is finalized, EN 16372 will be applicable to any
organisation working with the Aesthetic Surgery industry. The final version of the standard is expected
to be published in the first half of 2013.
review and comment on the draft standard, use the process:
Identifier: prEN 16372
Aesthetic surgery services
- This will take
you through to a "View the draft" option.
- You will then be
asked to register with the site.
- After that you
can make comments on a clause by clause basis.
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Cosmetic surgery news : 24 February 2012