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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. All references to NHS Digital now, or in the future, relate to NHS England. More about the merger.

Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry Direction 2018

Direction given by the Department of Health and Social Care to NHS Digital to continue to operate the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR).


The service supports the implementation of Recommendation 21 of the Keogh Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions. The provision of the BCIR also includes the function of informing people who have an implant of any safety risks if the provider of their implant is no longer in business (known as “the Last Resort Purpose”).

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Last edited: 28 January 2020 4:54 pm