|At face etc… medispa we never engage in the practice of remotely prescribing cosmetic medicines|
Cosmetic Surgeons and Doctors will be banned from remotely prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox over the phone or on the internet without seeing the patient face to face.
Botox is a potentially dangerous drug, and should only be prescribed by a qualified Nurse Independent Prescriber or Doctor.
The General Medical Council has said that new rules are to be established this week as a direct result of the undercover BBC documentary found one of the UK’s largest purchasers of Botox to be extensively engaged in ‘remote prescribing’. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the GMC, said “There are good reasons why these are prescription-only medicines and we believe an independent prescriber should assess any patient in person before issuing a prescription of this kind.”
The BBC discovered one particular aesthetic doctor who had established a vast team of nurses from across the UK who would call him on his mobile phone to get authorisation to inject patients with Botox. The doctor in question would then charge £30 pounds for this service.