The Harley Cosmetic Group surgery, operated by LXIR Medical Ltd, was closed for 10 weeks following a three day inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in December 2021. The cosmetic and dental surgery was found to have dumped bags of rubbish on the floor close to clinical dressings, and an open sharps bin, containing used syringes and needles, was discovered in theatre as part of the routine inspection. Following the initial closure, it has now been placed on specialist measures for six months. A further inspection will take place at the end of this period to determine next steps.
The surgery does not perform any surgical procedures requiring general anaesthetic, but provides dental procedures, pre- and post-operation consultations, and procedures involving local anaesthetic, such as liposuction.
After a further inspection on 24 January 2022, the CQC rated the surgery as inadequate due to the following findings:
In addition, the surgery was found to have:
Should the clinic not improve during the six months it is under special measures, the CQC will look to prevent the clinic from operating permanently.
The findings of this report are concerning, particularly as there have been no changes between the two visits from the CQC. The failures highlighted above could result in causing significant harm to the clinic’s patients.
At Penningtons Manches Cooper we deal with a range of cosmetic surgery cases, both provided by medical practitioners and beauticians. If you have suffered injury as a result of cosmetic treatment or are concerned about your treatment undertaken at this clinic or any other establishment, please contact us to have a free no obligation discussion.