Prime time raised some good points last night about the gap in regulation.
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) regulate medical devices, and the Irish Medical Council regulate doctors in Ireland. But an over regulator for the cosmetics surgery industry is not in place. Our action group are trying to voice this concern but it would really help if others would voice it too in the form of
letters or mails to the minister of Health. If anyone has time over the next few days please send on a letter to the minister to this effect. This would really help us with our meeting with the IMB on monday.
Also I know a couple of you are really angry about how you have been treated by certain doctors/surgeons in clinics but instead of posting/pm on the board and getting into trouble with boards you can also log a formal complaint with the medical council - www.medicalcouncil.ie or call them on 01 4983102.
I know this because I have already done it myself. I hope that helps a little and lets those of you know that if you have been treated badly they will listen, take it very serious and investigate.