Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh

Sir Bruce Keogh (medical director of the NHS in the UK) has this week published his long awaited, final report; focused on ‘ensuring the safety of patients seeking cosmetic treatment’.  The report was undertaken amid concerns that certain aesthetic treatments have become far too readily available, and are not adequately regulated. The report reveals that cosmetic fillers are to be made available only on prescription, and that anyone who administers dermal fillers or muscle relaxing injections to be required to have formal qualifications and to be registered. Furthermore, it suggests special financial offers for certain treatments should be banned. This report has been fully welcomed by rtwskin who is in the proud position of being CQC registered and having an experience and qualified team of practitioners on board.

The clinic is also proud to work only with Allergan, Galderma and Merz the three major world class pharmacy companies who provide the tried and tested products that patients can rely on. Allergan who has today responded to the report, confirming their ‘non-permanent CE marked dermal filler ranges, JUVÉDERM® and SURGIDERM®, already adhere to European regulations and are backed by significant medical evidence and clinical experience’.

If you are considering any aesthetic treatment and are concerned over the recent publicity, we recommend that you always ask and research these ten check points. Any clinic or practitioner should be proud to give you the answers.

  1. What are your qualifications?
  2. What is your experience?
  3. Can I see your certificates?
  4. What products do you use?
  5. Can you show me the product vial?
  6. Are these premises regulated and inspected and by whom? (Make sure it is not some self-appointed group but CQC registration.)
  7. Do you comply with the latest GMC guidelines and the proposed improvements as mentioned in the Sir Bruce Keogh Report?
  8. The Royal Tunbridge Wells rtwskin is ‘regulated, inspected and compliant. Are you?
  9. Check out their registration: (an easy thing to do at CQC Website
  10. Checkout the prescriber on the GMC website: