All Plastic Surgery Services

Services

The Plastic Surgery service is run between Bedford Hospital and the sub regional plastic surgery inpatient unit at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.         

Plastic Surgery at Bedford Hospital

Plastic Surgery at Lister

Plastice Surgery at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Plastic Surgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Plastic Surgery at East & North Hertfordshire Hospital

Who to Refer

Conditions to Refer

Conditions to Refer

Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.

Who not to Refer

Requests for Aesthetic Surgery

Practitioners are increasingly met with requests from patients for information on this type of surgery. Unless there are extremely strong supporting reasons (often including the opinion of a clinical psychologist) such surgery cannot normally be carried out on the NHS. Although the department would be happy to discuss individual cases, patients should probably consider funding such surgery themselves much as they would purchase any other luxury item. Please refer to the list of aesthetic surgery exclusions published by Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire low priorities forum guidance http://www.hertfordshire.nhs.uk/resource-centre/bedfordshire-a-hertfordshire-priorities-forum.html 

GP's or their patients can obtain information on adequately trained cosmetic surgical practitioners from:

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons
Lincolns Inn Fields
London
EC2A 3PN
Tel (0207) 405 2234



Last updated: 22/03/2013

Update due: 22/03/2014