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United Kingdom

Plastic surgery (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Plastic surgery
    Generic category in Annex V: Plastic surgery (EN)
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Medical Act 1983

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    A major proportion of the workload involves dealing with urgent or emergency cases including: • Hand trauma. • Burns and scalds • Soft tissue injuries involving face, trunk or limbs. Elective surgery includes the following major areas: • Head and neck. This includes excisional and reconstructive surgery for congenital and acquired abnormalities, and for malignancy involving the face and mouth. • Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial abnormalities. • Breast: including surgery for reconstruction, reduction and augmentation. • Hand and upper limb: including congenital and acquired conditions. • Skin and soft tissue tumours. • Congenital and acquired deformities of the trunk and urogenital system. • Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery.

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