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GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued on 1st June by the General Medical Council (GMC).

10 Expert Tips To Undergo Safer Facial Cosmetic Surgery

With new guidelines released last week by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) regarding safer cosmetic practices, I am offering up my top tips for patients who are looking to undergo cosmetic procedures safely.

GMC Issues New Guidance for Doctors Carrying Out Cosmetic Interventions – Industry Responds

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to make sure they provide the best possible care for patients. 

The safety of cosmetic procedures comes first say GMC proposals

With new draft guidance hot off the press from the General Medical Council (GMC) the safety of cosmetic surgery procedures is once again the subject of much public debate. Recommending more openness and pre-treatment consideration time, this latest set of proposals looks set to further transform the cosmetic surgery industry across the UK.

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.

Dental regulator issues guidance on remote prescribing

The UKs dental regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC), have issued new guidance for registrants on non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as the prescription or administration of Botox or injectable cosmetic medicinal products.

TreatmentsYouCanTrust.co.uk joins the debate on Cosmetic Injectables and non-medically qualified people

Sally Taber responds to the CTIA's stance that Aesthetic Therapists are the "best practitioners" for the job when it comes to cosmetic injectables

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?