Mel Braham, group chairman of the Harley Medical Group
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Harley Medical Group will not replace PIP breast implants

The Harley Medical Group, which fitted more PIP breast implants than any other UK cosmetic surgery firm, says it will not replace them free of charge.

It claimed replacing the banned implants would put the company out of business.

The government says private clinics who fitted implants have a "moral duty" to remove them.

However, the NHS will pay to remove, but not replace, implants if a private clinic refuses or no longer exists.

The chairman of the Harley Medical Group, Mel Braham, spoke to our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh.

  • 11 Jan 2012
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