Prof Sir Bruce Keogh
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PIP breast implants: NHS 'offering a better solution'

Private clinics have a "moral duty" to remove banned PIP breast implants from women they operated on, the government says.

The NHS will cover the costs for women who had the implants fitted by the health service and who are anxious to have them removed, it added.

The NHS will also remove the implants if the private clinic no longer exists or refuses the patient.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director who led the review into the safety of the implants, told BBC Newsnight's Kirsty Wark, that rather than recommending routine removal, the NHS "is offering something that is a much better solution... of informed, personalised decision making".

  • 07 Jan 2012
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