The Royal College of Surgeons recenyly introduced credentialing in cosmetic surgery in response to the Keogh report. The process of certification is rigorous involving reviewcof qualifications, evidence of ongoing education, evidence of significant surgical activity in the field and evidence of satisfactorily audited outcomes and peer review of practice. Course attendance is also obligatory.
Ken was delighted, to be the first surgeon in Scotland to be acredited in all areas of cosmetic surgical practice having submitted many of the papers that he has published in surgical journals as evidence.
In time, it is likely that this acreditation will become mandatory for surgeons practising in cosmetic surgery but in the meantime in remains a voluntary excercise.