§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safeguards there are to ensure that all surgeons carrying out plastic surgery are suitably qualified, and to protect those individuals undergoing plastic surgery; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Plastic surgeons securing consultant appointments in the national health service have to meet the requirements of employing authorities' advisory appointments committees. These include representatives of the Royal College of Surgeons who ensure that the experience and training of a candidate is appropriate to the particular appointment.