HC Deb 15 June 1982 vol 25 cc254-5W
38. Mr. Silverman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether there are any controls over cosmetic surgery in private clinics in order to protect patients against unnecessary risks.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Regulations under the Nursing Homes Act 1975, as amended by the Health Services Act 1980, require adequate standards of staffing, accommodation, and facilities in any premises used for carrying out surgical procedures under anaesthesia. Such premises are subject under the 1975 Act to registration by health authorities which can be cancelled if such standards are not met.