The Medical Board and Ahpra have accepted all 16 recommendations to improve patient safety in the cosmetic surgery industry.
Backed by a $4.5 million investment for extra resources, Ahpra will establish a Cosmetic Surgery Enforcement Unit to work with the Medical Board to:
Governance and oversight of this work will be sharpened by a Cosmetic Surgery Oversight Group. This Group will report publicly on progress and assure the community, governments and professional stakeholders that we are doing what we have committed to do, as quickly as possible.
The Oversight Group will be established by Ms Gill Callister PSM who is Chair of the Ahpra Board and will include an independent member who is a recognised champion and expert in consumer protection.The cosmetic surgery area of practice endorsement will complement any action by Health Ministers to restrict the use of the title surgeon.
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The public can call during business hours (AEST) Monday to Friday to report their cosmetic surgery experiences to a specialised team supporting the newly established Cosmetic Surgery Enforcement Unit. They can do this confidentially if they choose. The line can also be used by practitioners to make notifications when they know about unsafe practice.
If there is another agency or body better placed to help you, hotline staff will help connect you to them.
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