The Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) is intended to prevent a repeat of faulty Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants scandal in 2010, in which fraudulently manufactured silicone gel implants affected thousands of women.

Its establishment is in response to recommendation 21 in Sir Bruce Keogh’s Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic interventions, which called for a cosmetic implant registry “to provide better monitoring of patient outcomes and device safety”.

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The registry is expected to record more than 20,000 cases of implant surgery annually. Reporting of data will be done by the provider, via an online portal.

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This makes no sense whatsoever to me, but for the life of me I can’t understand what other purpose the UK has in collecting such a specific set of surgery data.