Jan 19, 2019

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

The NHS has told Superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips. Superdrug said it was "Fully committed" to the issue and was now enhancing mental health checks for customers. Prof Stephen Powis, the medical director of NHS England, wrote to Superdrug's chief executive, saying the company could do more to protect people who were seeking treatment because they were mentally unwell, or might have a mental health disorder triggered by treatment. "Prof Powis said:"Pressures on young people's mental health are greater than they ever have been, with families and the health service too often left to pick up the pieces. Superdrug said it already performs an hour-long consultation before cosmetic procedures take place and these include a mental health assessment.

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