Botox and Fillers for Non-Prescribing Nurses | SkinViva Training

Botox and Fillers Courses for Non-Prescribing Nurses

faqA common question we are asked at SkinViva Training Academy is from those nurses interested in getting into medical aesthetics:

I’m not a prescribing nurse, can I book onto the Combined Botox & Dermal Filler course?

Actually, one of the most common professionals we take bookings for as training delegates on the Combined Botox & Dermal Filler training course are non-prescribing nurses.

Often this can be because their positions in the NHS do not require them to have the V300 qualification.

Why is the course suitable for non-prescribing nurses?

Fortunately, you do not need to be an independent nurse prescriber or be working towards the V300 in order to administer Botulinum Toxin or injectable dermal fillers on your patients.

Botulinum Toxin, as you’ll more than likely be aware, is a prescription-only medicine (POM) meaning that it’s a licensed drug and is regulated by legislation. Once a prescription has been written, the Botox is purchased and dispensed from a pharmacy.

Accessing a Prescriber

For non-prescribing nurses then, you need to have access to a prescriber who can assess the patient and then prepare a prescription. It is no longer acceptable in the UK aesthetics market for patients to be assessed for Botox and a prescription written from a prescriber who is not present for a face-to-face consultation (sometimes referred to as ‘remote prescribing’).

Sourcing a prescriber to assist you in patient consultations can be tricky on your own; however, as part of the standard service from SkinViva Training we link you up with a national database of nurse prescribers who, for a small fee, will attend your appointment with you.

Although the prescriber must be present to assess the patient, it’s not a requirement that the prescriber be present for the treatment itself.

It’s also worth noting that currently, dermal fillers are not a POM and are instead classed as a ‘medical device’.

Even though they may not be a prescription medicine however it’s important to recognise that serious complications can occur in the use of dermal fillers without undertaking the appropriate training.

Botox and Fillers Training Manchester

SkinViva Training Academy offers a comprehensive range of botox and fillers training courses. Their courses are designed for medical professionals such as suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures.

SkinViva Training was established by by Dr Tim Pearce MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP. The SkinViva Training team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory.

For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, or email

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