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    Robust consent is the key to raising standards in medical aesthetics

Robust consent is the key to raising standards in medical aesthetics

The Government response to the Keogh Report was a missed opportunity, but if we, as practitioners ensure our consenting process is robust and legally compliant we will ultimately raise standards within the medical aesthetics industry ourselves. Creating Consentz has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. During the process I have become fascinated by the legal and ethical issues surrounding consent – namely what constitutes proper informed consent and how we as aesthetic practitioners can protect ourselves […]

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 […]