As the cosmetic treatments industry braces itself for a much needed overhaul of regulations, the latest development is a ‘call for evidence’ to skin treatment industry bodies, training providers, insurers and professional organisations.
This follows the recommendations of Sir Bruce Keogh’s committee, after a review of cosmetic interventions recommended that non-healthcare practitioners should be able to perform non-surgical aesthetic procedures if they have achieved a standardised and regulated qualification. At present, there is no such standard or regulation.
The NHS Health Education England call for evidence report asks
What standards do members of the public have a right to expect from practitioners who are deemed to be qualified to deliver non-surgical cosmetic interventions?
The report is focused on minimally invasive treatments, defined as Level 2 or lower risk, usually non-permanent/reversible day case, local anaesthetic if any. It includes injections with any product, whether medicinal or otherwise (so includes both botox, a PMO and fillers which require no prescription). Procedures such as laser treatment and peels are also covered by the review.
Those submitting evidence are particularly asked to look at the training and qualification aspect of those providing non-surgical treatments:
- curriculum content and learning outcomes
- teaching and learning – including length of training and qualifications for trainers themselves
- quality and accreditation
- continuing professional development
- existing courses – frameworks and standards
- future proofing of qualifications – bearing in mind the potential for new treatments to emerge
Performance and delivery manager for the review, Carol Jollie, said,
“We’re looking at knowledge skills, attitudes and behaviours, teaching methods, types of assessments, and which part of the curriculum should be under supervision.”
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