Botox Prescribing Regulations to Tighten Up

Anti-wrinkle InjectionsAfter a BBC investigation revealed the extent of botox practice outside regulations and guidelines, the GMC has confirmed that it will shortly ban doctors from “Remote Prescribing” Botox over the phone or internet so that less qualified nurse practitioners can carry out treatments that the doctor hasn’t even met.

The law does allow nurses to carry out botox injections under a doctor’s supervision. However, remote prescriptions are intended for use only in an emergency. Under new GMC rules due to be published next week, the doctor prescribing botox must actually meet the patient face to face and that must happen before the treatment takes place.

In a secret investigation the BBC have highlighted the extent of remote prescribing, highlighting one doctor who is paid by hundreds of nurses to authorise and prescribe the treatments that they carry out.

In his defence, Dr Harrison has explained this practice is “common, almost universal practice throughout the aesthetics industry” and that he personally has given 50,000+ remote prescriptions for patients that he has not met with no problems.

Industry Sally Taber speaking on behalf of the IHAS Independent Healthcare Advisory Service said: “This is wrong, it’s breaking the law and it’s not acceptable.”

Doctor-Led Treatments

While certain segments of the industry are reeling from the news, it is important to remember that there are many good doctors carrying out botox injections in full accordance with the law and industry guidelines.

Dr John Quinn at Quinn Clinics in Bristol has many years experience as well as additional post-graduate qualifications. He has treated literally thousands of patients over the years earning the nick-name “Dr Feelgood” for his gentle yet effective approach.

He personally consults, prescribes and administers Botox in his reputable, CQC-registered clinic based in the Clifton area.

He also offers highly regarded Botox training in the latest techniques for other medical professionals.

Botox Clifton, Bristol

To learn more about Botox injections, why not arrange a private consultation with Dr Quinn.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information.

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