Sir Bruce Keogh: Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients

Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients Review by Sir Bruce Keogh warns of lack of controls on certain proceduresHis report has said the practice was a 'crisis waiting to happen'Review calls for compulsory registration and better training in industryAlso demands banning 'distasteful' cut-price deals and offersCelebrity culture's 'hidden advertising' said to 'trivialise' procedures By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 April 2013 Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion cosmetic surgery sector Patients turning to cosmetic surgery must be protected from cowboy surgeons and dangerous treatments, said the head of the NHS. Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion sector, with the first as early as next year.

Romanian influx? We"re already here says envoy (AND we built the Olympic village)

Romanian influx We're already here says envoy (AND we built the Olympic village)Ambassador says most of the Romanians who want to be here already areHe says his countrymen were the ones who built the Olympic villageDr Jinga said fears that many Romanians would come was a ‘false problem’ , according to the country’s ambassador. In a provocative intervention yesterday, Dr Ion Jinga said it was thanks to his countrymen that the Olympic Stadium was built. Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 but under ‘transitional controls’, low-skilled workers have continued to require permission to come to the UK

Iran sacks first woman minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi after she dared to criticise health policies

Iran sacks first woman minister after she dared to criticise health policies Sacking linked to criticism of poor medicine budgetShe said luxury cars were bigger importation priority UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 27 December 2012 Dastjerdi questioned whereabouts of dollars allocated for importing medicine The first woman minister in the 30-year history of Iran's Islamic republic has been sacked by its president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No official reason has been given for the sacking of health minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, but the dismissal is being linked to her criticism of the government for failing to budget fairly for the importation of vital medicines.

U-turn on secret court controls means judges will be given full control on whether to set them up

U-turn on secret court controls means judges will be given full control on whether to set them up | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 19 December 2012 Controversial: Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up, Ken Clarke said yesterday Secret courts will go ahead but judges will be given full control over when to set them up under a Government U-turn yesterday. Cabinet minister Ken Clarke gave ground on the Justice and Security Bill after a series of defeats in the Lords. He told MPs that judges, not ministers, will have the right to decide what is heard in secret, even in cases of national security.