The GMC has issued guidance for all doctors who offer cosmetic procedures in the UK. The guidance (which has been introduced following Sir Bruce Keogh's review) will come into force from June 2016 and aims to improve standards and patient protection. This guidance will apply to surgical procedures such as breast augmentation as well as non-surgical procedures such as botox or dermal fillers.
Written by Sarah Lennon, trainee. R (Adam) v GMC  EWHC 3378 (Admin) The High Court refused permission for judicial review of a decision of the GMC not to investigate a complaint that the Medical Director of the NHS, Sir Bruce Keogh, failed to investigate concerns relayed to him by a senior colleague, Doctor Sheila Adam. The case provides interesting observations about the responsibilities of senior personnel within the NHS to investigate and take a personal interest in individual cases and clinical care within particular hospitals or units, and is a useful complement to cases such as Roylance and Remedy UK which grappled with similar issues.