Labour MP Ann Clwyd has taken steps to introduce new regulation for Cosmetic Surgery through her new Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill presented to the House of Commons on 17th July 2012.
The Bill intends to prevent the "horrific consequences" of botched cosmetic surgery. She hopes that her bill would help implement minimum standards for cosmetic surgery, including non-surgical procedures.
"The medical profession has always been controlled and regulated by strict ethics, but the voluntary codes of practice have been breached by some operators to make quick easy money," Ms Clwyd told MPs.
We fully support the Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill, as we believe that the current standards within the market are severely lacking. Doctors who would not be qualified to practice in the NHS can practice cosmetic surgery in the private sector, often resulting in botched surgery and further complications.
Without tighter regulations and strict standards, the current situation and recurrence of negligent cosmetic surgery will continue.
We believe the government must take action to implement tighter regulation as soon as possible. We are trying our best to put such information into the public domain so that we can, together, cause a change in the law.
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