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What provisions are included in the new rules?
- Doctors must make sure patients are given enough time and information before they decide whether to have a procedure and patients should not feel rushed or pressured.
- A patient’s psychological needs must be considered before any procedures are undertaken.
- Doctors must recognise and work within the limits of their competence.
- Patients should be given written information about procedures being undertaken.
- Continuity of care must be provided so patients know who to contact if they experience any complications and full details of any medicines or implants being used must be made readily available.
- Full and accurate records of consultations should be made.
Professor Terence Stephenson, chairman of the GMC, said: “Patients considering whether to have such a procedure need honest and straightforward advice which allows them to understand the risks as well as the possible benefits. It is a challenging area of medicine which deals with patients who can be extremely vulnerable.
“Most doctors who practise in this area do so to a high standard but we do sometimes come across poor practice, and it is important that patients are protected from this and that doctors understand what is expected from them.”
Health minister Ben Gummer added the guidance was “an important step forward” in improving standards and “ending the lottery of poor practice in parts of the cosmetic industry”.
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