United Kingdom Regulatory Bodies

United Kingdom government bodies and regulators responsible for legislation and regulations covering the cosmetic surgery industry within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Useful information and guides

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Department of Health - Cosmetic Surgery Website
Department of Health - Cosmetic Surgery Website

The Department of Health has launched a website with information for patients on cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Details regarding current government legislation regulating some aspects of the aesthetic market in Scotland.

MHRA - Information For Women Considering Breast Implants
MHRA - Information For Women Considering Breast Implants

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has republished a Department of Health booklet that offers advice and information to women considering breast implant surgery.

The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission

Details regarding current government legislation regulating some aspects of the aesthetic market in England. (Formerly The Healthcare Commission.)

The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Details regarding current government legislation regulating some aspects of the aesthetic market in Wales.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority

Details regarding current government legislation regulating some aspects of the aesthetic market in Northern Ireland.