Health Committee - Sixteenth Report
PIP Breast Implants and regulation of cosmetic interventions

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 March 2012.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Evidence on the risks of PIP implants

3 Actions of the Department of Health and the MHRA

Action before March 2010

Action between March 2010 and December 2011

The NHS offer

4 Regulatory issues

CE Mark

Register of implants

Responsibilities of provider organisations and medical professionals

Adverse incident reporting  

Informed consent  


Advertising for cosmetic surgery

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Tuesday 7 February 2012: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, NHS Medical Director, Professor Sir Kent Woods, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Dr Anne-Marie Slowther, Associate Professor of Clinical Ethics at Warwick Medical School and Consultant Clinical Ethicist at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and Mr Simon Withey, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Member of the Council of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Member of the Steering Committee looking at Standards in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Supplementary note by the Department of Health

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