The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has backed the Royal College of Surgeons' (RSC) proposal to legally protect
the title of surgeon.
According to the RCS, 95 per cent of British adults expect an individual using
the job title to have a medical degree, but currently there are no such
BAAPS, whose members are fully qualified, believes a legal distinction needs to
be made to prevent people being mislead when they seek medical care.
President of the group Fazel Fatah said people who call themselves surgeons
without having the training and qualifications have "cheated" the
"The issue is at the very centre of patient protection and the public
deserve the peace of mind that doctors who carry out surgery are qualified and
trained for that purpose," he told the BBC.
The RCS research revealed that 90 per cent of respondents would be concerned if
they found out that their surgeon did not have a medical degree.
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Cosmetic surgery news : 17 July 2012