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Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 12965, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 757 on Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children; if he will make it his Department's policy to mandate the collection of data on (a) the total number of operations and (b) the number of complaints or mistakes in relation to people under 18 years old having (i) cosmetic fillers and (ii) Botox injections.

Answered on

10 February 2020

NHS X and NHS England are responsible for data collection for NHS services and the Department has no mandate to require data relating to cosmetic interventions is recorded.

The Department is exploring the regulation of the cosmetic interventions industry. We are working with stakeholders to explore the options for collecting data around the incidence and impact of consumers seeking treatment through NHS services.

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