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Non-surgical cosmetic procedures regulation: consultation analysis - final report

Independent analysis of the responses to our consultation on the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, which ran in 2020.


Appendix Two: Detailed tables of responses

Q1. Do you agree that further regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures is needed?
Respondent type Yes No Don't know Total answered Not answered
  Number % Number % Number % Number Number
Individuals 371 98% 8 2% 1 0% 380 2
Aesthetics providers 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 27 0
Other organisations 27 100% 0 0% 0 0% 27 1
Total overall response 425 98% 8 2% 1 0.2% 434 3

*Percentages of yes/ no/ don't know are calculated based on the total who answered this question.

Q2. Do you agree that the carrying out of non-surgical cosmetic procedures (that pierce/penetrate the skin) by individuals who are not qualified healthcare professionals should be licensed under Part 1 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982?
Respondent type Yes No Don't know Total Not answered
  Number % Number % Number % Number Number
Individuals 230 60% 137 36% 15 4% 382 0
Aesthetics providers 14 52% 12 44% 1 4% 27 0
Other organisations 18 75% 6 25% 0 0% 24 4
Total overall response 262 61% 155 36% 16 4% 433 4

*Percentages of yes/ no/ don't know are calculated based on the total who answered this question.

Q3. Do you agree that services provided by pharmacists who undertake independent healthcare practices (including non-surgical cosmetic procedures), outwith the terms of an NHS contract should be regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland?
Respondent type Yes No Don't know Total Not answered
  Number % Number % Number % Number Number
Individuals 341 90% 32 8% 6 2% 379 3
Aesthetics providers 23 85% 3 11% 1 4% 27 0
Other organisations 25 100% 0 0% 0 0% 25 3
Total overall response 389 90% 35 8% 7 2% 431 6

*Percentages of yes/ no/ don't know are calculated based on the total who answered this question.

Q4. Do you have any further comments?

In total 244 respondents provided further comments. Seventy-three percent of organisations and more than half of the individual respondents provided further comments.

Respondent type Answered % Not Answered %
Individuals 382 204 53% 178 47%
Aesthetics providers 27 17 63% 10 37%
Other organisations 28 23 82% 5 18%
Total overall response 423 244 56% 193 44%

Contact

Email: cosmetics.consultation@gov.scot

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