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Cosmetic Surgery

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines are issued to his Department on the criteria to be used by consultants in accepting a child patient for cosmetic surgery. [124898]

[holding answer 10 July 2003]: The Department of Health does not issue criteria to surgeons on the selection of patients for any type of surgery. Such decisions are a clinical matter, and need to be made by the patient's consultant.