Dr Philip Dobson

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Dr Philip Dobson


Dr Philip Dobson graduated from the Royal London Hospital Medical College, University of London. After completing vocational training in General Practice and working as a GP for 8 years he was appointed as Medical Director to the Eye Clinic where he was responsible for establishing a nationwide laser vision correction service. He was responsible for regulatory compliance and registration of the group’s treatment centres. He was appointed as an International Consultant Trainer for Visx Inc, CA, USA and travelled extensively teaching on clinical use and safety of excimer laser systems for laser vision correction.

Dr Dobson continues to work as a cosmetic & laser physician, carrying out a wide range of procedures and is trained in the use of more than 20 laser and intense pulsed light systems. He holds a postgraduate diploma in skin surgery.

Dr Dobson is Medical Director of LCS Healthcare and holds board certification under RPA 2000 as a Laser Radiation Protection Adviser. LCS Healthcare provides assistance to organisations registering with the Care Quality Commission with the application process, regulatory compliance, facility design, infection control, audit and clinical governance. He lectures extensively on regulatory compliance in both the laser and medical fields.

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CQC : Care Quality Commission or Can't Quite Cope?

The fact that the CQC is 'not fit for purpose' seems finally to have begun to dawn on the government and Department of Health, following the publication of the Keogh report and the innumerable scandals in the NHS and independent social care sector over the last few months.

Aesthetic Surgery Services Standard CEN TC403

The European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services (CEN TC403) is now in its second draft and due to be considered further by the committee following receipt of comments made by stake holding parties throughout the EU. There is considerable confusion and consternation about this document and the possible consequences of it eventual implementation as a standard for the medical and surgical cosmetic sector in the UK.

Do I Still Need Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols?

This question is equally valid if you are a Healthcare Professional (Doctor, Nurse etc) using laser and IPL systems and will continue to be regulated by the CQC after the 1st of October or a non-healthcare professional (e.g., a beauty clinic) using laser and IPL systems. The answer to the question is YES; you do need these in place but for some different reasons depending upon who you are.

Local Authorities step in to regulate non-healthcare use of lasers and light from October 1st

With the impending deregulation of non-healthcare related (i.e. beauty sector) use of laser and IPL systems on the 1st October 2010, it seems that the Local Authority Health and Safety Officers around the country are preparing to step in and fill the void left by the Department of Healths ill-conceived deregulation.

CQC Inspectors - The New `Health Traffic` Wardens

The new regulations give a range of powers to CQC inspectors which range from informal chats, enforcement notices, prohibition notices and of course prosecution under the new offences, however interestingly they now have one particularly efficient method of enforcement the FIXED PENALTY NOTICE.

CQC re-registration period coming to an end!

If you are registered with the CQC under the Care Standards Act 2000 as an independent healthcare provider you should, by now have received the notification of your "window" to re-register under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

FREE Care Quality Commission Registrations between 1st July and 1st October 2010!!!

The closing date for applications to register with the CQC for healthcare establishments under the Care Standards Act 2000 is the 1st of July 2010.