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The missed opportunities of the Keogh Report is the industry’s opportunity to act

Like so many of us in the industry I saw the publication of the Keogh Report as a great opportunity for reform. The industry is almost completely unregulated and while that remains the case the NHS will pay for mistakes. However since the report was released in April last year the recommendations have been abandoned and a voluntary register proposed instead. Here are my thoughts published in an article in the Aesthetics Journal.

Get your aesthetics business noticed for the right reasons!

Last week Botox injections and dermal fillers were once again in the headlines. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons issued a warning to consumers about the health risks of buying into group discount online promotions for non-invasive cosmetic medicine procedures. Meanwhile NICE reported that some unscrupulous injectors were re-using the same needle on several different patients putting them at risk of blood borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. At Consentz we believe promotions offering cut-price Botox and dermal fillers should be banned […]
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    How Consentz can help aesthetic medicine practitioners keep better records in the light of the Keogh review

How Consentz can help aesthetic medicine practitioners keep better records in the light of the Keogh review

At Consentz we welcome the recommendations outlined in the Sir Bruce Keogh Review of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventions, shop in particular the call for aesthetic medicine practitioners to carry out detailed consultations, rx including health questionnaires and to obtain proper, informed consent from their patients prior to treatment where they may be administering botox, dermal fillers or laser treatments. “People choosing to undergo cosmetic interventions are both patients and consumers. They are making […]