Beauty clinic fined for not showing CQC score

A cosmetic surgery provider was ordered to pay £5,070 after failing to display its Care Quality Com­mission (CQC) performance ratings, which is in breach of the watchdog’s regulation 20A.

The Pemberdeen Laser Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Limited, which runs The Belvedere Private Hospital in Knee Hill, near Abbey Wood, London, was fined £500 by Bromley magistrates and ordered to pay £4,520 costs and a £50 surcharge.

CQC inspector Dr Nigel Acheson called it ‘an egregious breach’. The hospital had a CQC website link where the latest inspection report could be found, but this was not displayed conspicuously. 

A mock inspection report displayed different, more positive ratings than those awarded by the CQC.