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The Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) was opened on 10 October 2016. It captures the details of all breast implant procedures completed in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland by both the NHS and private providers.
The registry records the details of any individual who has breast implant surgery, so they can be traced in the event of a product recall or other safety concern relating to a specific type of implant. It also allows the identification of possible trends and complications relating to specific implants.
The registry collects data on all types of breast implant and explant (removal) surgery, including revisions and reconstructions.
All providers of breast implant surgery are expected to participate.
NHS Digital is working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), patient representatives, relevant professional bodies and other agencies to develop the BCIR.
Representatives of these groups provide clinical input, advise on content, governance and outputs via the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry Steering Group.
For further information or if you have any queries please contact NHS Digital's Contact Centre.
Telephone: 0300 303 5678
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - include Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry in the subject line so your enquiry can be easily forwarded on to the BCIR project team.