JCCP agrees on registers to help public identify safe practitioners
The Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), an independent regulatory body for the cosmetic medicine sector led by the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) has announced that it has agreed on two voluntary registers for practitioners of non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as injectables.
The aim of the registers will be to help the public identify safe practitioners for treatments including botox and fillers. The registers will have a clear set of standards to be observed and specific entry requirements. The first will be a list of approved education, training and accreditation providers; and the second will be a list of JCCP registered practitioners who meet the its education, clinical and practise-based standards. This will itself be divided into two parts: those who deliver non-surgical treatments and are registered with Professional Statutory Bodies including the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC); and those not registered with these PSB’s but who meet the JCCP’s standards and work under supervision and oversight of a clinical professional where required.
The regulatory body was founded in January 2016 and has been headed by interim chair Professor David Sines while in the development stage, with the aim of being operational by November this year. It has now agreed a formal structure to be announced in the coming weeks subject to legal clearance, including details of its staffing and executive structure.
"It has been a huge task to get so many stakeholders in the non-surgical aesthetics sector together and to reach a consensus on the role of the JCCP and how it can achieve its primary aim of delivering safer treatments for the public. For the first time working with its sister body the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) it will be able to identify to the public practitioners and education/training providers who will work to the newly agreed set of educational, clinical and practice standards and within the JCCP Code of Practice,” commented Sines.
“Over the coming months we will be announcing a series of decisions, actions and programmes that will lead to the formal opening of the JCCP registers in November 2017. I would like to place on record my huge thanks to all those organisations and individuals who have contributed to the development of this important initiative.”
This latest news comes after register Save Face withdrew from working with the JCCP on its own register because the council agreed to allow beauty therapists to sit on its board and input into the parameters.