BACN releases guidance for returning to clinic

19 May 2020

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) has published Suggested Operational Guidelines for COVID-19 – Reintegration of Medical Aesthetic Services for its members.

The guidance aims to ensure BACN members are prepared for reopening their clinics and covers advice on preparing the clinical environment, managing consultations and treatments, organising consent and payment, as well as disinfection and PPE protocols.

Sharon Bennett, chair of the BACN, said, “Our goal has been to product a set of guidelines to enable you to make these adjustments and prepare yourself for reopening your clinics, ensuring the safety of you, your patients and your staff are met.”

She added, “The BACN Board and regional leaders have been working extremely hard on these guidelines and we are delighted and proud to now be able to share them with you.”

The guidelines have been emailed to members and are available on the BACN members' resource page. You can also view them by clicking here

In regards to a suitable reopening date, the BACN stated that it is important practitioners remember the latest announcements from the UK government apply to England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can adopt localised variations.

The association noted that the guidance for England has been interpreted by some practitioners to open now. Bennett said, “The BACN has been working to get detailed clarification from the Government. As soon as we have this clarification, it will be posted on our website. It should be stressed that any decision to reopen clinics will be down to individual members.” 

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