21 August 2012
The Department of Health have launched a review into the cosmetic surgery industry, in a bid to stamp out ‘grubby’ practice.
NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, warned that patient’s health is being put at risk, with under-qualified surgeons working in the “dark recess” of the trade.
Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, launched the review following the recent PIP scandal, where thousands of women have received the faulty implants, using industrial grade silicone.
Sir Bruce commented: “"There are, sadly though, some parts where there are some pretty grubby practices going on and that's why we're having the review”.
Overseen by an expert panel, the review will be supported by Andrew Vallance, a former medical director of Bupa, Catherine Kydd, who campaigns on behalf of women affected by the PIP scandal, and Trish Halpin, the editor of Marie Claire magazine.
Members of the public are currently being invited to share their experiences of cosmetic surgery, as well as their views on issues such as care during and after treatment, the advice they received before surgery and the safety of products used in such procedures.
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