Anne and her team fully embrace Evidence Based Medicine (EBM). Underpinned by clinical governance and transparency, this is integral to maintaining high and safe medical standards. Improving outcomes for future patients is achieved by analysis of past surgical results and feedback from the overall ‘patient experience’. We audit and publish our results as well as participate in education and research. This ensures that techniques are of the highest possible standard and remain up to date.
Anne engages in:
- Annual appraisals;
- Training other surgeons and nursing staff;
- Scientific reviews for medical journals;
- Speaking as a guest lecturer both nationally and internationally;
Continual medical education and professional development. Anne is a council member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetics Surgeons (BAPRAS) and whose role is to help regulate plastic surgery in the UK. In this capacity, she has played a key role in development of the European Standards in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical medical treatments. This is essential legislation to protect patients against inappropriate and inadequate cosmetic practices. She is now part of the JCCP and CSA which are organisations working closely with the Department of Health in regulating this in the UK.
Anne is also the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery regional specialty advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons. She is also part of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) for Spire Parkway Hospital. Anne is also a medical advisor for Lipoedema UK. All of this keeps Anne current with new innovations and develops her competency in modern plastic surgery techniques and legislation. Anne also routinely engages in social media related to Plastic Surgery, mainly via You Tube, Facebook and Twitter. She does this to: inform patients; exchange academic knowledge; contribute to popular debate and most importantly, promote EBM and patient safety.
Anne’s close association with her fellow consultant microsurgeon, Ruth Waters, allows her to engage in regular meetings to discuss complex cases, audit results and provide enduring medical education.