The JCCP – Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners – has issued a press release outlining the completion of its development phase.
The development phase is now heading towards completion with a target of June 2017 for launch with the aim of being operational by November 2017.
JCCP Remit and Registers
The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners was created in 2016 with the objective of improving patient safety in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Key work completed so far has been agreement on two voluntary registers with clear standards and entry requirements:
- Register 1: List of approved education, training and accreditation providers
- Register 2: Annotated list of JCCP Registered Practitioners who meet the education, clinical and practise based standards adopted by the JCCP, comprising 2 sections:
- Professional Statutory Bodies (PSBs) – non-surgical treatment practitioners registered with one of General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Non-PSBs – non-surgical treatment practitioners not registered with the PSB’s who meet the JCCP standards and where required work under supervision and oversight of a clinical professional
The JCCP registers will be managed by an external contractor, to be announced by April 2017.
JCCP Governance & Structure
Having started under an interim governance framework, the JCCP has now agreed a formal structure which will be announced in the next 2 months (subject to legal clearance). Key elements are:
- Establish JCCP as a ‘not for profit’ limited company with charitable status (application pending)
- Formal approval by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) – application pending
- Establish a ‘Governance Board’ – majority independents
- Announce staffing and executive structure for the JCCP – to include a permanent CEO and support staff
Professor David Sines, CBE – JCCP Interim Chair said:
“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.
“This complex process has involved working with Government Departments, all the Statutory Regulatory Bodies, Professional Associations (Medical and Non-Medical), product and service suppliers, education and training bodies (Regulators like OfQual, Higher Education Institutions, Awarding bodies and private training providers), industry sector bodies and many individual and leading practitioners.
“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.”
What is the Role of the JCCP?
The role of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners is to:
- Oversee compliance with clinical standards established by the new Clinical Standards Authority for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions (CSA)
- Develop an educational and training framework linked to the standards and processes of accreditation
- Maintain a register(s) of members who meet the entry requirements of the JCCP and abide by its Code of Practice
- Collaborate with stakeholders such as JCCP and advise regulatory bodies such as:
- Department of Health (DoH)
- Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- any others as relevant (within the context of its defined remit)
The JCCP will work with the CSA to ensure patient safety in cosmetic injections such as BOTOX and dermal fillers.
Professor David Sines is Interim Chair of the JCCP. He sees the formation of the JCCP, together with the CSA, as a good step forward:
“Sections of the non-surgical cosmetic interventions industry remain largely unregulated, however healthcare professionals have made important strides in improving patient safety.
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