Posts Tagged ‘Cosmetic surgery’

Ban invasive cosmetic procedures to people under 18 unless professionals involved

A ban on offering ‘walk in’ cosmetic procedures to young people should be implemented. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, called Cosmetic pro...

RCS urges surgeons to apply for cosmetic surgery certification to improve patient safety

A new system of certification is being launched which is intended to make the cosmetic surgery industry safer for patients. The RCS is urging all surgeo...

Advertise services responsibly says new GMC cosmetic treatment guidance

New GMC guidance has been released for doctors - who carry out cosmetic procedures - that clarifies the standards and ethics that should apply. The cosm...

GMC’s cosmetic surgery guidance urges honesty

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures should give patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead, new guidance says. The General Medical Council h...

Better protection for cosmetic surgery patients

Patients having cosmetic surgery should be able to make informed decisions about their treatment, including being able to check if their surgeon is listed ...

No cosmetic surgery on the NHS unless ‘clinical need’

Cosmetic surgery purely to improve someone's looks should not be available on the NHS, according to the Health Secretary. Jeremy Hunt has said the deci...

Cosmetic surgery: “business as usual in Wild West”

Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry in England have been criticised by the medical profession. Ministers said it will become illegal to offer ...

New cosmetic rules stop short of prescription

Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry in England are "appalling" and pay "only lip service" to patient safety, warn plastic surgeons. Ministers...

Only surgeons should offer cosmetic surgery

Only surgeons should provide cosmetic surgery and only doctors, dentists and nurses who have undertaken appropriate training should provide non-surgical co...

Choosing healthcare isn’t as easy as shopping

This has been a week which one young patient won't forget in a hurry - the 32-year-old came into our A&E having haemorrhaged what looked like several p...

Cosmetic clinics employing unregistered surgeons

Experts are concerned about the level of training and qualification required of surgeons working solely in the private cosmetic industry. Many who train...