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The government have announced their next step in bringing regulatory control into the aesthetics industry.
The Health and Care Bill is being amended to give the Health Secretary the powers to introduce licences for treatments such as botox and fillers.
There will be a public consultation to determine exactly what the licences will include.
The intention is to ensure consistent standards of patient safety across our industry.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:
While most of those in the aesthetics industry follow good practice when it comes to patient safety, far too many people have been left emotionally and physically scarred after botched cosmetic procedures.
I am committed to protecting patient safety by making it an offence for someone to perform these cosmetic procedures without a licence.
Dr Tim Beazleigh, founder of Melior Clinics, responded:
We welcome this vital step towards better regulation of the aesthetics industry.
For too long we have seen the harm that can been done by inexperienced practitioners working in inappropriate conditions. Not only does this put the patients they treat at risk, it damages the reputation of our industry as a whole.
We hope that these new regulatory powers will bring tighter controls and higher standards of care across our industry, protecting both patients and practitioners.
Patient safety at Melior Clinics
We are Save Face regulated, meaning that we are independently assessed to ensure we maintain excellent standards of patient care.