Public Views on Cosmetic Interventions

The Scottish Government’s Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group asked us to gather views from the public on what type of cosmetic interventions should be provided by the NHS in Scotland.

The Expert Group is currently considering the recommendations from a Link opens in a new windowReview of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventions published in April 2013 by Sir Bruce Keogh, which followed the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) scandal that exposed lapses in product quality, aftercare and record-keeping in England.

Gathering public views on cosmetic interventionsWe held four focus groups in November 2014 – in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow – with a total of 21 people, representing young people and older adults, urban and rural dwellers and people from different ethnic backgrounds. Some participants had previous experience of cosmetic interventions, while others did not.

This report, Gathering Public Views on Cosmetic InterventionsPDF document, summarises what people told us.

(May 2015)