The ACPB has today been informed that some insurers will no longer insure practitioners practicing PDO Threads unless they are CQC registered or work in a CQC registered clinic.
This is quite dramatic news and could send shockwaves around the aesthetics world.
We have been told that underwriters Axis and Beazley now require practitioners practicing PDO Threads to either be CQC registered themselves or be working within a CQC registered clinic.
In addition, we have been told that the insurers are not distinguishing between PDO threads or cogs and using the same ruling for both treatments.
For clarification the CQC is the Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England and make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
To operate as a doctor’s, dentist or any other medical or care facility you have to be approved by the CQC.
This 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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