Spire Leeds Hospital welcomes the new General Medical Council guidelines for surgeons offering cosmetic surgery. The high standards set at Spire Leeds Hospital have always complied with these new guidelines which mean now surgeons and clinics that did not meet these requirements in the past will have to conform.
"Cosmetic surgery when undertaken on an appropriate patient by a competent surgeon practising in a fully equipped hospital can offer tremendous health and well-being benefits”, says Professor Simon Kay, Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
“When these conditions are not met, the experience can be disappointing or even harmful. At Spire Leeds Hospital, only fully qualified surgeons undertake cosmetic surgery with careful attention to patient choice, impartial advice, cooling off periods, and the services of a dedicated psychologist where needed. This is a standard to which other clinics will now have to comply."
Some clinics in the UK still offer prospective patients advice from lay or nursing staff and only bring the surgeon and patient together immediately before operation, sometimes flying surgeons in for brief periods from other countries. At Spire Leeds Hospital, all our surgeons are locally resident, fully qualified and registered specialist Consultants, and work in a team together with Specialist Nurses and a Consultant Psychologist to offer seamless consultative advice, surgery and after-care to the highest clinical and ethical standards available in the UK.