The General Medical Council has new rules for private clinics, as from June 2016, with a view to impeding access to unsuitable / potentially harmful cosmetic procedures provided by rogue practitioners.
Roberts, M. (2016). Clampdown on cosmetic surgery cowboys. London: BBC Health News, April 12th 2016.
This relates to:
Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions. London: General Medical Council (GMC), April 8th 2016.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), there were 51,140 surgical procedures performed last year; this number had increased by 45,406 compared with the previous year:
Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise. London: BBC Health News, February 8th 2016.
A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies? London: BBC Health News / BBC News Magazine, January 22nd 2016.
Possibly also of interest, from the unregulated cosmetic dentistry / teeth whitening angle:
Teeth whitening: call for action on ‘rogue’ beauticians. London: BBC Health News, April 2nd 2016.
CQC involvement is likely to intensify:
Poor cosmetic surgery clinics could be named. London: BBC Health News, August 21st 2016.
Thinking About Having Cosmetic Surgery: Check-Lists
The Royal College of Surgeons has produced a checklist to help patients decide about cosmetic surgery, pick a suitable hospital and doctor etc.
Cosmetic surgery check-list for patients. London: BBC Health News, October 4th 2016.