The Department of Health (DH) has initiated a review into the practices of the cosmetic surgery industry, in light of the events surrounding the faulty PIP breast implants.
Sir Bruce Keogh (pictured) will head up the review and lead a panel of experts made up of Catherine Kydd, campaigner for women affected by the PIP implants, Andrew Vallance-Owen, former medical director of Bupa and Trish Halpin, editor of Marie Claire magazine.
Keogh told BBC Breakfast: “I don’t want anybody to get the impression that the cosmetic surgery industry is all tarred with one particular brush. There are parts of it that are run extremely well, very ethically with very, very high standards.
“There are, sadly though, some parts where there are some pretty grubby practices going on and that’s why we’re having the review.”