Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England
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PIPs implants: 'No need' for urgent removal

The chief medical officer for England has said there is "no need" for PIP-manufactured breast implants to be removed as a matter of urgency.

Professor Dame Sally Davies was speaking after it was revealed that up to another 7,000 women in the UK may have the potentially faulty implants.

The women in the affected group were fitted with implants made before 2001.

Professor Davies said removal of potentially faulty implants had "to be based on clinical need, and that's decided between the patient... and the doctor."

  • 15 Mar 2012
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