Date lodged: 5 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) businesses and (b) individuals are regulated to operate in the facial aesthetics industry in Scotland.
Answered by: Shona Robison 26 April 2018
This information is not held centrally. The regulation of independent clinics by Healthcare Improvement Scotland began in April 2016. Healthcare Improvement Scotland currently have 212 registered independent clinics which are run by a doctor, dentist, nurse, midwife or dental technician. This number includes all services that meet the definition of an independent clinic within the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and regulates all aesthetic procedures conducted within these premises.