The review, led by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, wants people to give their views on and share their experiences of the cosmetic surgery industry and cosmetic procedures. A call for evidence, which runs until 15 October 2012, asks for views on:
- the regulation and safety of products used in cosmetic interventions
- how best to ensure that the people who carry out procedures have the necessary skills and qualifications
- how to ensure that organisations have the systems in place to look after their patients both during their treatment and afterwards
- how to ensure that people considering cosmetic surgery and procedures are given the information, advice and time for reflection to make an informed choice
- what improvements are needed in dealing with complaints so they are listened to and acted upon.
This comes as a survey shows that many people consider the cost of surgery more important than the qualifications of the people doing it or how they will be looked after.