A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
Thanks to all our delegates and exhibitors who made the Autumn Aesthetic Conference the biggest and best one yet. A fantastic two days filled with educational workshops, demonstrations, and networking opportunities Both days were sold out, demonstrating the growth in demand each year. After great feedback regarding the venue which was new for this year, the BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference 2019 will be held once more at Edgbaston Stadium on 7th and 8th November 2019.
A new Bursary Award Programme for BACN nurses, supported and funded by Church Pharmacy, will launch in January. This programme will offer financial support to BACN members wishing to undertake a broad range of education, CPD and specialist training. More information regarding this will be sent out to members in the new year, and details will be provided on our website/social media platforms.
Each year the BACN holds an AGM to confirm the management committee for the following year, and to note approval of accounts. This year, the meeting will be held in London at the Bevan Brittan office, 2 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RF on December 10 at 2pm. More information can be found via the members’ area of the BACN website and a digital webinar will be made available for remote access.
The BACN is developing its strategic partnerships with companies for next year, working on new programmes, and provisions for holding events in the new year. The focus will be around developing aesthetic nursing as a specialism. To do this the BACN has now established an Education and Training Committee, which is charged with developing a new ‘Competency Framework’ for nurses and categories/levels of aesthetic nursing. This new Committee starts its activities in January 2019 and will build upon the BACN Competency Framework 2015, as well as the many new standards and frameworks that have emerged.
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