Good Skin Days Supports Keogh Review Following Recent Murder in Halifax

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Following a recent murder in Halifax, West Yorkshire, a leading skin clinic in Leeds, Good Skin Days is showing support for a suggestion passed this year by the NHS and Keogh review stating that Botox should only be able to be administered by trained professionals.

According to the BBC, the recent murder of Ms Pamela Jackson of County Durham was caused by head injuries following an argument about Botox. Ms Jackson allegedly asked boyfriend, Adrian Muir to inject her with Botox to which he refused on the night of her disappearance. Pamela’s body was later found in Halifax. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-23903233)

The recent Keogh Review, founded by Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS found that it is currently legal for untrained people to administer Botox and this poses a potential danger to those undergoing treatment by non-professionals.

Good Skin Days agree with this review and stated: "Administering Botox must be performed by trained professionals to avoid any accidents taking place. If Ms Jackson had not legally been allowed to ask Mr Muir to administer it for her, she may have gone to professionals and her death could have been avoided."

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has also reached terms of agreement regarding this matter and RCS President, Professor Norman Williams stated:"While the colleges and professional organisations involved in cosmetic practice are neither regulators nor legislators, the profession has a responsibility to provide standards to which we would expect our members to work.

"We have serious concerns that not all those who offer cosmetic procedures are adequately qualified, or that patients are getting accurate information prior to treatment. We hope these standards will feed into the on-going review of the industry led by the NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, and improve quality of care for patients going forward."

The recent murder of Ms Jackson is said by Good Skin Days to have most likely “woken people up to the dangers of untrained Botox administering and provided enough evidence to make them come to trained professionals like us."

“We provide quality, professional work that provides the best results and all of our staff are fully trained with an excellent knowledge of Botox after-care.”

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons or BAAPS has also called for stricter controls, according to a report made by the BBC back in January.

For more information on Good Skin Days, visit http://www.goodskindays.co.uk or call 01943 882010.

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Chris Gill
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