Leading industry bodies are collaborating to form two new groups dedicated to the single objective of improving patient safety in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
This area has come under fire in recent years as it is largely unregulated and many treatments are carried out by non-regulated and non-medical practitioners.
The five associations currently involved are:
- The British Associations of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
- The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
- The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
- The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
- The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
The collaboration is supported by the Department of Health (DoH) and sees the formation of 2 groups:
- Clinical Standards Authority for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Intervention (CSA)
- Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)
The two groups will work together to ensure patient safety in cosmetic treatments including popular injectable anti-ageing treatments Botox and dermal fillers. It will also include laser treatment.
Despite high profile recommendations (such as the Keogh report), change has been slow. The establishment of these bodies is expected to improve and enforce clinical standards and training. It is also expected to see the creation of a proper register of non-surgical treatment practitioners.
Professor David Sines, Interim Chair of the JCCP, said:
“In 2013 the Keogh ‘Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions’ found that the regulatory framework had not managed to keep up with the growing cosmetic intervention industry.
“Sections of the non-surgical cosmetic interventions industry remain largely unregulated, however healthcare professionals have made important strides in improving patient safety.
“The formation of the CSA and the JCCP is an important step forward.”
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