The Hadleigh Clinic is committed to maintaining the highest level of standards and is fully registered and compliant with the following leading bodies:
The independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. The Hadleigh Clinic is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-115031034).
The BCAM was founded in 2001 to encourage regulation within the industry and help to make cosmetic medicine safer and more ethical for the general public. Dr Gammell was voted in as The President of the BCAM in 2011.
The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Their purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
The UK's largest independent aesthetic website providing clear and unbiased information for anyone interested in the wide range of specialist surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments available today. The Hadleigh Clinic has a Gold membership.
The Hadleigh Clinic is listed on the Good Surgeon Guide – this guide offers independent advice helping people to choose the right clinic and aesthetic practitioner for them.
Providing up to date and current information to those seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments.
The Hadleigh Clinic is proud to be a member of this international global network, striving to improve the quality of life of those affected by excessive sweating.
ECAM is one of the world's leading training institutes in aesthetic medicine, dedicated to the global dissemination of knowledge and skills in the field.
The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) promotes a government-backed 'voluntary' quality assurance scheme (like a "register") for cosmetic injectable treatments that is called 'Treatments You Can Trust''. The scheme enables clinics providing cosmetic treatments to join a register to demonstrate they meet a set of minimum standards that help to promote patient safety. Members of the register are then able to display the "kite-mark-type" symbol as shown below.
The IHAS is a private company, not a government department or agency and the actual administration of the scheme is contracted out to another private company.
Why we are not a member of the voluntary 'Treatments You Can Trust' Scheme Our clinic is not registered with the 'Treatments You Can Trust' voluntary scheme because we are already registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the government's own healthcare regulator in England.
We are therefore regulated in a same way as hospitals and other independent healthcare providers and the standards and requirements placed upon us through that CQC registration are far more stringent than the voluntary IHAS scheme.
While the IHAS voluntary scheme is a welcome step forward for the unregulated cosmetic injectable market, it does not go far enough. The industry needs proper regulation to safeguard patient safety because 'cowboy' providers can still operate outside any voluntary scheme. Following the PIP breast implant scandal, our clinic believes that all cosmetic procedures should be regulated and we fully supports growing calls for this to happen.