14 May 2024

ABS Statement on Surgical Care Practitioners

Association of Breast Surgery’s response to concerns to SCPs performing independent surgery

ABS Statement on Surgical Care Practitioners

14th May 2024 

Following the statement by RSC England Council discussion on Surgical Care Practitioner scope of practice, the ABS wants to reiterate that all breast operations, be it for benign or malignant conditions, should only be performed by medically qualified and appropriately surgically trained professionals. 

We ask our members to please stick to the scope of practice when training SCPs in the interest of patient safety, and the training of surgeons of the future.