Patient consent for aesthetic treatments - more than merely cosmetic?

28 Dec 2016

BLM healthcare partner, Greg McEwen has written for Medico Legal magazine examining the recent final report from Sir Bruce Keogh on the regulation of cosmetic interventions. Greg highlights some of the 40 recommendations and specifically, the recommendation to refine how patient consent is obtained.

Greg writes: "Around the time the Keogh Report was published in 2013, the Royal College of Surgeon's Cosmetic Surgery Practice Working Party produced a document entitled "Professional Standards for Cosmetic Practice." In turn, those professional Standards referred on the issue of consent to earlier applicable guidance produced by the General Medical Council in June 2008, entitled "Consent - patients and doctors making decisions together."

To read Greg's full article (page 12) please click here.

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