PiP implants one year on: NHS picking up the bill

One year on from the serious problems that emerged concerning PiP breast implants, almost 8,000 women who had their implants put in privately, have turned to the NHS for help.

The latest figures published last week show that up to the 30th of November 2012:

  • a total of 7,917 referrals have been received from women who had their implants put in privately
  • Of these, 5,255 scans have now been completed
  • 633 have decided to have their implants removed on the NHS and 418 operations have been done
  • 4,328 women require no further help from the NHS at this time

Read more on the story, and Health Minister Lord Howe’s comments, on the Department of Health website.

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