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To: The CQC
Reinstate private tongue tie practitioners
Engage openly with the large number of private Tongue Tie Practitioners unable to practice in the UK due to a regulatory issue which the CQC have been unable to clarify. Enable these essential service providers to return to their work quickly and snoothly, to avoid further harm to new families.
Why is this important?
Private tongue tie practitioners are highly specialised service providers, taking burden off the NHS and ensuring choice for parents seeking frenotomy in the UK without having to wait sometimes in excess of 8 weeks for an NHS referal. Tongue tie can lead to damaged nipples, mastitis, breast abscess, slow weight gain, Failure to Thrive, and fussy behaviour. To essentially remove the choice of speedy access to frenotomy is outrageous.
In addition to the harm caused to families private practitioners have been unable to work for over a month now causing stress, anxiety, and heavily reduced income.