VIDEO: Government pledges represent a wasted opportunity to ensure patient safety

Interview with plastic surgeon Bryan Mayou, an active member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

By Guardian Reporter
Sunday, 16th February 2014, 12:00 pm

He explains their condemning of the Government, what the situation is following the Keogh report and what needs to be done.

Government pledges on the cosmetic surgery industry are “appalling” and represent a “wasted opportunity to ensure patient safety”, leading experts have said. Cosmetic surgery leaders said they were aghast at the the lack of proper regulation put forward by the Government’s response to an independent review into the future of the sector.

Ministers have failed to agree to a key recommendation from NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, whose review followed the PIP breast implant scandal.

He wanted to make injections or “fillers” to plump up the skin only available on prescription. The Government said it supported the view but its hands were tied at an EU level, with work ongoing regarding such products.