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Surgeons urged to prepare for changes in cosmetic surgery regulation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 06 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5991
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The Royal College of Surgeons has set out what cosmetic surgeons will have to do to prepare for certification to show that they are qualified and competent to perform specific cosmetic procedures.

In the wake of the Poly Implant Prothèse breast implant scandal, Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, recommended tighter regulation of cosmetic procedures after a review.1 The Department of Health for England asked the Royal College of Surgeons to establish a Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee to …

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