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Cosmetic Surgery Industry to be Tightened

NSW – New South Wales – Australia

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While regulation of the non-surgical treatment industry is still in discussion in the UK, the Government of New South Wales in Australia is making moves to tighten regulations for surgical procedures.

This follows a series of emergency hospital admissions after breast enlargement surgery.

Doctors do not need to have specialised in plastic surgery to perform cosmetic surgery in NSW and surgical practices need not be licensed by the Private Health Facilities Act if they avoid using certain anaesthetics and sedation which makes the patient unconscious.

A discussion paper has been posted to the NSW Health website inviting the public, stakeholders and industry for their views. while the department considers further legislation.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said:

“Patient safety is paramount.”

“The discussion paper will assess whether current licensing requirements for facilities are adequate to protect patients.”

The Medical Board of Australia is also reviewing the industry. It is not clear as yet as to whether non-surgical treatments will be encompassed in this review.

Cosmetic Treatment Regulation in England

The issue of non-regulation or poor regulation of cosmetic surgery and treatments is one which affects many countries.

There is no system in place as yet for registration of cosmetic treatment providers in England, although there have been reviews and discussions and there are expected to be changes in the pipeline to improve patient safety through better regulation.

SkinViva Training Academy Manchester

SkinViva Training Ltd support a well-regulated industry. The company offers a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments and believes that undertaking formal cosmetic treatments training is a good first step for practitioners.

Courses are directed at qualified medical professionals including suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures. Beauticians are not currently accepted. A list of who can train, based on insurance policies, is held up to date on the FAQ page.

SkinViva Training provides high quality, value-for-money courses at all levels from entry to advanced; preparing candidates to deliver safe, effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Popular courses include training in Botox, dermal fillers, injectable lip enhancement and anaesthetics.

For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, email


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