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Women with PIP implants referred to NHS

20th February 2012

Government data has shown that over 2,800 women with PiP breast implants which were the result of private operations have been referred to the NHS.

The figures showed more than 1,000 women had undergone scans but most had decided not to have their implants taken out. Health minister Anne Milton said: "Most patients who have been forced to get help from the NHS because their private clinic has refused to support them seem, so far, to be choosing not to have their implants removed. This appears to show that these women are getting the reassurance they need from speaking to an expert or having a scan." 

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