Plastic Surgery: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking against cosmetic surgery clinics that provide substandard care.

Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that cosmetic surgery clinics provide a safe standard of care.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers, including cosmetic surgery clinics, in England and has a key responsibility in the overall assurance of safety and quality of health and adult social care services.

All providers of regulated activities must be registered and follow the set of fundamental standards of safety and quality. The fundamental standards describe the basic requirements that providers should always meet, and outline the outcomes that service users should always expect.

The CQC regulates and assesses all providers of regulated activities by looking at five domains – whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.

Where the CQC finds cosmetic surgery services are providing substandard care, a range of enforcement powers have been and will continue where necessary to be used against these services. The CQC has a wide range of enforcement powers. These powers include but are not limited to immediate closure of a service, suspending a service, issuing Warning Notices and prosecuting providers.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.