Cosmetic surgery clinic closed by the CQC


Lara Clinic, a London practice specializing in cosmetic surgery, was shut down by the CQC due to serious concerns surrounding the operation of the business, including the lack of risk assessment.

The clinic, based in Westminster, was headed by Dr Azad Haki, a plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery. Following a visit and review by the CQC in May 2021, it was found that the clinic “had not kept accurate or complete records regarding the qualifications, skills, training and experience of the medical personnel employed under practice privileges ”. This meant that we weren’t sure that the patients were safe from preventable damage ”. Staff did not keep records of which drugs the clinic was holding or using, and there was no regular monitoring of these drugs to ensure they were safe. The practice was temporarily suspended in May with a list of measures to be put in place, which would allow the clinic to reopen.

Unfortunately, during the second inspection in August 2021, no action had been taken and the clinic was closed permanently with Dr Haki suspended.

In the CQC report, it was found that the clinic had not carried out a risk assessment before surgery or anesthesia and that no new procedures had been put in place to prevent post-surgical infections. . It was also found that Dr Haki washed the sheets in the clinic at his home and that there was no way to safely dispose of the “suction contents” or the clean equipment used in the clinic. ‘operation.

The GMC has also suspended Dr Haki’s license to practice until further notice.


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