12 July 2022

The new Health and Care Act 2022 gives the Government powers to introduce a licensing scheme for practitioners who operate in England for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Work is now underway to decide what the licensing scheme will look like. This will then be introduced via secondary legislation. The timescale for this is yet to be outlined.

The reason for the legislation is to reduce the risk of harm associated with ineffectively performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures, also known as aesthetic procedures, to the public. Once in force, this legislation will make it an offence to perform particular procedures without a license. 

Here is a quick Q&A to answer some of the questions you may have about what's to come.

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