Quality improvement measures are now being applied to the Cosmetic Surgery industry from numerous different directions. We are all aware of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and its system of inspection of hospitals along with performance grades. The latest, due to be implemented by October 2017, involves the extension of performance ratings to Cosmetic Surgery providers
Whilst there will be concerns, particularly about how more complex cases should be weighted, and challenges of application this represents a further measure by which patients may make an informed choice about the best practitioner for them and we welcome it.
- Key functions of HEE include:
- providing leadership for the new education and training system.
- ensuring that the workforce has the right skills, behaviours and training, and is available in the right numbers, to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and drive improvements
- supporting healthcare providers and clinicians to take greater responsibility for planning and commissioning education and training through the development of Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs), which are statutory committees of HEE
- ensuring that the shape and skills of the health and public health workforce evolve with demographic and technological change