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Poor cosmetic surgery clinics are to be named and shamed

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It can be an extremely daunting process deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery. There are not only physical and financial aspects to consider as many also experience emotional effects before and after going under the knife. Up until recently the information available to those considering cosmetic surgery regarding the facilities and care that they can expect has been somewhat inadequate, often limited to the treatment providers own website.

For the first time, Cosmetic surgery clinics which fail to provide good quality care will be named and shamed under new government plans. Clinics offering cosmetic procedures are to be rated, which Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Health Secretory, said would help “end the lottery of poor practice”.

Up to 100 cosmetic surgery clinics will be given transparent ratings which could help give potential users a much simpler guide to the quality of the clinics in their area. There will be four rating classifications: outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

Since the 2012 PIP breast implant scandal, the government has been trying to ensure safer cosmetic surgery for patients, which led to the Keogh Review in 2013.

Over 10,000 providers have been rated by the CQC since 2014, but this only focused on those providers with a greater number of patients.

The new proposals issued by the government propose the monitoring of cosmetic surgery providers by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and the introduction of grading which is a welcomed start in providing transparency of the level of service offered by cosmetic surgery providers and hopefully a move towards a consistently higher level of service. The grading will allow potential patients to research more thoroughly and obtain an unbiased and informed opinion of individual clinics. The CQC is an independent regulator who inspect and monitor other health care facilities such as GP’s, hospitals, hospices and nursing homes across England.

The Royal College of surgeons have also proposed changes which will allow for more information on individual surgeons to be made available relating to the processes they undertake. They propose changes that include allowing surgeons to obtain certificates to confirm in what areas they are experienced to practice. Also guidelines on offering more information regarding the procedure itself, the risks and aftercare.

Both of these proposals show that the government and health care providers are keen to allow patients to obtain safer treatment of an acceptable standard, moving away from the awful stories we have heard of botched plastic surgery and operations performed by unqualified practitioners.

If you think you’ve been affected by an error in a cosmetic surgery procedure you underwent, the best thing you can do is get in touch with one of our experts today. We’re proud to operate under a no win, no fee agreement, which means that there’s absolutely no financial risk in contacting us. You won’t pay a penny in advance, only an agreed percentage of your damages towards costs, if your claim is successful.

To get in touch with us, simply use the no win no fee contact form to summarise your situation or request a call-back, or call us on 0808 159 7688

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