Industry Bodies

UK industry member associations, organisations and self-regulatory bodies involved in the cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetic industry, such as the GMC, BAAPS, BAPRAS, BACD, and NMC.

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British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has around 150 members, all of whom are, or have been, consultant plastic surgeons in the NHS.

British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) was founded in September 2009 as a professional association for aesthetic nurses in the UK.

British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons (BACS)
British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons (BACS)

The British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons (BACS) was set up in 1979 by a group of surgeons who also undertake cosmetic surgery, but many have not completed specialist training in the U.K..

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is the association of practising UK dermatologists, or skin specialists, whose aim is to improve the treatment and understanding of skin disease.

British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS)
British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS)

The British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS) is the professional representative body for plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the United Kingdom. (See BAPRAS)

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Formerly BAPS, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) is the professional representative body for plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the United Kingdom.

British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) was formerly the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD). It was formed in 2001 by doctors specialising mainly in non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures to encourage regulation within the industry and help to make aesthetic medicine safer and more ethical for the general public.

British Dental Association (BDA)
British Dental Association (BDA)

The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists practising in the UK.

General Medical Council (GMC)
General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Medical Council, GMC, has strong and effective legal powers, designed to maintain the standards the public have a right to expect of all doctors and surgeons.

GMC Guidance - What to expect of doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures
GMC Guidance - What to expect of doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued in June 2016 by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS)
Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS)

The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has been asked by the Government to work on a self regulatory model for cosmetic treatments which will include botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)
Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)

The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) is the Voice of Plastic Surgery in Ireland.

Medical Council
Medical Council

The Medical Council protects the interests of the public when dealing with registered medical practitioners in Ireland.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is an organisation set up by Parliament to ensure nurses, midwives and health visitors provide high standards of care to their patients and clients.

Obesity Management Association
Obesity Management Association

The Obesity Management Association, OMA, is a registered charity that was established to regulate and monitor the UK Obesity Management sector.

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of England supervises the initial training of a surgeon and provides ongoing educational courses and practical workshops for surgeons and other medical professionals.

Safety in Beauty
Safety in Beauty

Founded to help consumers fight bad practice Safety in Beauty was launched by cosmetic industry expert, Antonia Mariconda, in 2013.

Save Face
Save Face

The Sign of Safe Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments. Save Face is an independent and impartial accreditation scheme for aesthetic medical professionals and clinics.

Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT)
Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT)

Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is the Department of Health backed Register of Cosmetic Injectable Providers.