Centre to Study Cosmetic Surgery Has Opened too Late According to PIP Campaigner

Centre to Study Cosmetic Surgery Has Opened too Late According to PIP Campaigner

The National Institute for Aesthetic Research centre to study cosmetic surgery wasn’t opened soon enough according to PIP campaigner Kate Ward.
The National Institute for Aesthetic Research opening follows the PIP breast implant scandal in 2010.
Women who have been affected by the faulty implants think that it has taken too long to open a facility like this.
The centre comes after NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh criticised the policing of the cosmetic industry.
The cosmetic research centre is being set up by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the charity The Healing Foundation.
Kate Ward from Leeds told BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ that creating centres like the National Institute for Aesthetic Research has taken too long.
“The cynic in me just sees this as very reactive. The management of the people still affected by this scandal remains very inconsistent and in some cases non-existent.”
Despite telling BBC Radio 4’s ‘You are Yours’ that she thinks that the time taken to set up the centre indicates that the women affected are not a priority.
“But it is good that lessons are being learnt and changes are being made. I hope by setting up this institute it will stop women being placed in the situation thousands are in at the moment.”
Rajiv Grover president of the BAAPS told the BBC that it was embarrassing that this is the world’s first centre of its kind.
“We have been campaigning for this institute for 10 years but there is now a willingness to endorse this.”
Sir Bruce Keogh NHS medical director thinks that the centre will have an impact.
He told the BBC: “This joint initiative is the first recommendation of my review to be implemented and I know it will provide a major contribution to patient safety.”
The National Institute for Aesthetic Research is part funded by manufacturers who have been asked to donate a pound from every breast implant they sell.
The UK’s only manufacturer of implants Nagor and Eurosurgical Silimed based in South Africa have signed up.
BAAPS think it will raise at least £25000 to £30000 a year.
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