54. Surgical, diagnostic and screening procedures.

54.     Surgical, diagnostic and screening procedures.

The following are 'regulated activities' for the purposes of the Health and Social Care Act 20081:

(1)     surgical procedures (including all pre-operative and post-operative care associated with such procedures) carried on by a health care professional2 for (a) the purpose of treating disease, disorder or injury; (b) the purpose of sterilisation or reversal of sterilisation; (c) cosmetic purposes, where the procedure involves the use of instruments or equipment which are inserted into the body; or (d) the purpose of religious observance3;

(2)     diagnostic and screening procedures involving (a) the use of X-rays and