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Chief medical officer announces regulations on cosmetic surgery

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:274
  1. Katie Reid
  1. London

    The chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, announced measures to improve the regulation of private cosmetic surgery last week, after the publication of two reports by the Healthcare Commission and an expert group set up to investigate practice.

    Patients are unsure of cosmetic surgeons' qualifications and are not given enough information about the options available and the risks involved, according to the expert group's report. It also found that it was sometimes difficult for patients to make a complaint. …

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