Plastic Surgery: Standards

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to require the Care Quality Commission to rate providers of cosmetic surgery.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Government published a consultation on 22 August 2016 on the scope of performance assessment of providers regulated by the Care Quality Commission. This included proposals to apply performance ratings to additional provider sectors, including cosmetic surgery providers. The document is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547103/Scope_of_CQC_ratings_Con_Doc_A.pdf

It is our intention to extend performance ratings to this sector by October 2017.

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