Government Response to Keogh Cosmetics Review Published (February 2014)

The Government has finally published the long awaited response to Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into the regulation of the cosmetics industry. The full response can be found here.Dermal fillers, a source of real concern for many of our members, were highlighted as an area that needed improvement. However, the Department of Health has said that whilst it accepts the ‘principle’ of these products being available on prescription only, it would also like to explore tightening up the rules concerning administration and training. Health Education England is leading a review into the training structures for providers of non-surgical procedures (this includes dermal fillers) and the Royal College of Surgeons has set up an inter-speciality committee to ensure compliance with agreed standards. There’s certainly more to come so watch this space….