PIP breast implant row boss Mel Braham gave safety advice to Labour

Faulty breast implant row boss gave safety advice to Labour Harley Medical Group chairman was asked to join a Department of Health steering committee in 2005The committee advised greater regulation of the plastic surgery industry HMG is currently deluged with 2,000 calls a day from women wanting implants removed The cosmetic surgery boss who is demanding the taxpayer pay to replace faulty breast implants was appointed by the last Labour government to advise on patient safety and regulation of private firms. Mel Braham, chairman of Harley Medical Group (HMG), was asked to join a Department of Health steering committee that supported the then-chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson in tackling misleading advertising and increasing regulation of Botox injections. The committee met nine times during 2005 and 2006 and planned to introduce tougher penalties for rogue plastic surgeons and an academy to accredit and train cosmetic doctors