Sky News reported on the news that doctors will be told they must not offer procedures through discounts, time-limited deals, refer-a-friend offers, gift vouchers, loyalty cards, or as a prize.
Doctors who fail to follow the new rules may put their right to practice medicine in jeopardy.
At La Belle Forme we always have safety as our first priority, We offer extensive after-care advice and programmes immediately after surgery. We also ensure we have regular contact with our clients in the months after any surgical treatments. We fully meet the standards required of the new regulations.
In Scotland, private clinics offering non-surgical cosmetic interventions in Scotland will be regulated from April 2016 following the Scottish Government’s adoption of recommendations made by the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group (SCIEG).
From April 2016 all cosmetic clinics in Scotland will be legally required to register with Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This new requirement covers all ‘independent clinics’ – which includes such individuals as nurses who rent out private rooms or treat people in their own homes, private businesses that offer aesthetic treatments by medical professionals, and private dentists whose practice is entirely independent of their local health board.
The Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group (SCIEG) was set up in January 2014 to explore the need for introducing regulation to cosmetic procedures following the publication of the Keogh Review in April 2013. The Keogh Review noted that little regulation already exists, and that there was a call for this amongst those working within the sector.