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Reflections on the criticism of the criticism of the NHS

Surfing my FB pages the other day I came across a link to a blog written by Dr Rachel Clarke, a Medical Writer, Feminist and Junior Hospital Doctor from Oxford. Rachel had written this in response to The Telegraph headline...

Letter from Hong Kong (13 April 2020)

Now is not the time to start spreading blame. There will be time for that later. At the same time, now, is the time to recognise the great courage required in true leadership.

The Re-humanising Revolution: Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Over the last few years, the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who work in medicine has come under scrutiny. The author introduces a new resource. Working in healthcare has always been stressful but never more so than today. In...

Why I don’t trust the BMA – and why it matters – 24 January 2017

Editors Note: This is a guest blog from Ankush Dhariwal. It is a personal opinion and posting it on the PMFA News website is not an endorsement of the opinions. However, for those working in the NHS, and in the...

Who is Qualified The debate continues

At the beginning of November the Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko reported on the Working Group that was looking at the differentiation between Medical Procedures and Beauty Services. The group had met three times and seven...

ACE Group Conference

The Aesthetic Complications Expert group is proud to announce the programme for the inaugural ACE Group Conference. As well as a fantastic conference programme, delegates will be treated to their own ACE Group® conference bag which is ideal to be...

How our media partners have responded to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our life. As we move forward at this unprecedented time The PMFA Journal is here to help everyone in the fields of plastic & maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic medicine. We have a...

A history of the Asia Pacific Burn Association

To accompany his Newsround report on the 12th APBC meeting in the October/November issue, Editor Andrew Burd shares the story of how the APBA was set up.

MD/PhDs or MD/MBAs: which do we need more to innovate in plastic surgery?

I would like to thank Arlen Meyers and Victor Castro for submitting this article. One of the problems that I have seen in my professional lifetime is the failure of entrepreneurs to grasp that there is no infinite health care...

A challenging new year

2016 arrived with enthusiastic celebrations although these were more muted in some parts of the world due to local and regional difficulties. As we started to look towards the inevitable return to work in the UK, we heard of the...

A Reaction to the ‘Keogh Report’

In April 2013, the British Government’s report on regulation and safety issues in the cosmetic surgery sector was produced, authored by NHS Medical Director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the British Association of...

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: electrolysis

Electrolysis remains the only method of hair removal permitted by law in the UK [1] and USA [2] to be described as permanent. This is distinct from light-based methods which are permitted the description “permanent hair reduction”. Electrolysis is very...