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PDO TREADS AND INSURANCE (SOME IMPORTANT NEW NEWS)

The ACPB is reiterating new guidelines issued by insurers with regards to PDO Threads.

Insurers will no longer insure practitioners practicing PDO Threads unless they are CQC registered or work in a CQC registered clinic.


THIS IS DUE TO THE CQC NOW CLASSING PDO THREADS AS A SURGICAL PROCEDURE.



THIS IS NEW.


Practitioners practicing PDO Threads need to either be CQC registered themselves or be working within a CQC registered clinic.


For clarification the CQC is the Care Quality Commission and is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.


To operate as a doctor’s, dentist or any other medical or care facility you have to be approved by the CQC.


The news from insurers follows the CQC announcing recently: “Where the procedure of thread lift (i.e. involving the insertion of threads) is carried out by a healthcare professional, it falls within the CQC scope of registration, requiring the provider to register with the CQC for the regulated activity of surgical procedures.


“The thread lift procedure is carried out for cosmetic purposes and involves an instrument and/or equipment being inserted into a person’s body (face or neck). As such, it is considered a surgical procedure.”

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