If you are medically qualified and provide care services in Scotland outside of hospital premises, then you or your employer need to register with Healthcare Improvement Scotland as an independent clinic. This is a mandatory requirement. Registration must be in place by 1 April 2017 or you risk prosecution for operating an unregistered clinic, which could result in a penalty comprising a fine of up to £5000 and/or up to three months imprisonment.

Read more about the changes which were brought in from April 2016 here.

The registration process can take some time so the sooner you apply the better. If you have not started the registration process you need to take action now. If you are in doubt as to whether or not you should be registered, please contact us on 0141 886 6644. Our specialist Aesthetic team can discuss your business and if you should be registered.

Veronica Donnelly
0141 886 6644


The information in this blog should not be regarded as financial advice.  This is based on our understanding in March 2017.