Spire Healthcare Responds to Cosmetic Surgery Review

Wednesday 24 April 2013

The government has announced the findings from Sir Bruce Keogh’s review of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventions.  The review committee identified three areas in which changes are needed: high quality care, an informed and empowered public and accessible redress in case things go wrong.  The report is calling for a new legislative framework for both surgical and non-surgical interventions to ensure that “practitioners have the right skills, the products used are safe, providers are responsible, people get accurate information and support is available if things go wrong.”

Spire Healthcare’s Group Medical Director, Dr JJ de Gorter says, “A review of the cosmetic surgery industry is long overdue. I especially welcome the recommendation to establish a national implant register, as well as ensuring all those providing cosmetic interventions are properly registered to do so.

“All cosmetic surgeons working at Spire hospitals are on the GMC specialist register and hold appropriate indemnity cover.  We are pleased the Keogh Review has put a spotlight on the cosmetic surgery industry and I believe these recommendations will prioritise patient safety and ensure individuals are able to access the best possible treatments with confidence.”

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, at Spire you can be assured you’ll be cared for by a team of highly experienced specialists who are dedicated to achieving the look you want. Any cosmetic surgery treatment will be tailored around you, with your choice of surgeon, location and timing. We only work with consultant-grade cosmetic and plastic surgeons and all our consultants are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). Many are also members of the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

We also have a guide which explains what to think about when assessing cosmetic surgery companies and surgeons.

Read more about cosmetic and plastic surgery from Spire on the Spire Cosmetic Surgery website.

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