British regulators have refused to support the removal of breast implants, classified as dangerous in France. The French government has agreed to pay for removal of the PIP implants for French women – but the decision by British regulators means the NHS will not conduct the removals. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said [...]
A trained nurse practitioner can check women successfully for breast abnormalities, British researchers reported yesterday. A study in Wales suggests that the nurses can be as successful as a consultant breast surgeon. During the research a nurse and a surgeon examined 126 women and agreed in 92 per cent of cases.