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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”).

Legal basis

This Direction is given in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by sections 254(1) and (6), and 304(9), (10) and (12) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act).

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Last edited: 28 January 2020 4:54 pm