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Department of Health launches consultation on expanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings for cosmetic surgery clinics and independent healthcare providers

Department of Health launches consultation on expanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings for cosmetic surgery clinics and independent healthcare providers

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the types of provider registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) that they are able to rate following inspection.

Safety in the Beauty Industry - Cowboys and Outlaws - Time to put away the six guns?

The current round of concern and outpouring about `cosmetic cowboys` in the unregulated surgical and non-surgical cosmetics industries first started after the PIP scandal in 2012, and after two years of media outrage and government reviews has amounted to very little. The Department of Health`s response to the report by Sir Bruce Keogh, a review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, clearly shows that there is, indeed, very little appetite for change. What there is, though, is a hunger for practitioner certified training and public education

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review on Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions But Many Find it Lacking

Today saw the long awaited response by the Department of Health to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, published by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and his team back in April 2013. The government was keen to thank Sir Bruce and noted that it agreed with the overwhelming majority of the review?s findings and recommendations. However, sentiment of solid action is sadly lacking from the points made within the response.

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.

Treatments You Can Trust Takes Dermal Filler Agenda Forward Post Keogh Review

On 15th May 2013, the governance board of the Treatments You Can Trust Register of Cosmetic Injectable Providers assembled a panel of experts at the House of Lords for a meeting to discuss the ways to take the agenda forward on dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers should be prescription only recommends Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Intervention Review

The long awaited report following the review into the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, led by NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh and a panel of advisors has been published today calling for a complete reclassification of dermal filler products amongst other recommendations for the private cosmetic sector.

Keogh review into cosmetic interventions gives us taster of recommendations to come for dermal filler providers

The Department of Health and the review panel, headed up by NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, into the provision of cosmetic interventions in England have announced that their long awaited report will be delayed by one month, until the end of April 2013. The review is expected to call for new laws to ensure that anyone performing these treatments, doctors, nurses and beauty therapists is competent and accountable.

Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Interventions Review: Call For Evidence Responses

Following the fall-out from the PIP breast implant scandal which brought the cosmetic surgery industry to the forefront of public awareness and concerns, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley asked the Department of Health to investigate the whole industry. This job was given to NHS Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and was officially launched with a call for evidence. On 31st December 2012, the Department of Health published details of the responses to the call for evidence.

The nuts and bolts of Prof Sir Bruce Keogh`s Call for Evidence in Cosmetic Surgery Review

Sir Bruce Keogh`s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry has been officially launched with a call for evidence?

Sir Bruce Keogh`s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry Gets Underway

following the fall-out from the PIP breast implant scandal which brought the cosmetic surgery industry to the forefront of public awareness and concerns.

NHS mops up PIP breast implant patients from private clinics

This week the Department of Health (DOH) has reported that nearly 3,000 women who were given the faulty Poly Implant Prothse (PIP) silicone breast implants have sought help from the National Health Service (NHS) because they have failed to get adequate help from the private clinics who originally performed their implantation surgery.

Poly Implant Prostheses, PIP Breast Implant Scandal Erupts in National Media

The start of January 2012 saw the health scare and scandal over the French made PIP breast implants literally blow up in the national media and the Houses of Parliament as more and more data, patients and surgeons questioned the exact nature of the threat that the industrial grade components posed and just who was responsible, who should fix it and what could be learnt.

Identifying Advanced Nurse Practitioners working in Aesthetic Medicine

The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is constantly evolving and many ANPs work like doctors, in that they assess, diagnose, prescribe medication and treat patients; surely it is now time for the NMC register to provide a distinction between newly qualified nurses and an ANP?

Cutting the Red Tape: Laser/IPL suppliers targeting sales using de-regulation; Right or wrong?

I recently saw an advert from an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) manufacturer which was targeted through an industry publication aimed at beauty professionals. It highlighted that clinics and salons can now offer IPL hair removal without the red tape of regulation. Is this really an ethical method of advertising?