BACN Updates

16 Jan 2019

A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses.


At the last BACN Annual General Meeting, held on December 10, the BACN said farewell to longstanding BACN Board Members Frances Turner Traill and BACN Vice Chair Andrew Rankin. Andrew and Frances have been instrumental in positive developments for nurses working in aesthetics, and have worked tirelessly in regards to regulations both in Scotland, where Frances is based, and within the UK as a whole. They will be sorely missed. The BACN is excited to welcome Clare Amrani, Michelle Mclean and Corrine Hussain to the board, where they will be working alongside existing Board Members Sharron Brown, Anna Baker, Mel Recchia, newly elected Vice Chair Sharon King, and Sharon Bennett, who remains as BACN Chair.

The next board meeting will be held this month and outline objectives for 2019.


The BACN Education and Training Committee meets for the first time on January 14. This new Committee will focus on:

  1. BACN Education and Training Policies and services
  2. The development of a new BACN Competency Framework and career structure for the ‘Specialist Aesthetic Nurse’
  3. Management of the BACN/Church Pharmacy Bursary Awards Scheme

The new Committee will be jointly chaired by BACN Board Members Anna Baker and Mel Recchia. If any members would like to get involved contact Sarah Greenan, BACN operations manager at


The BACN would like to congratulate all BACN members who were finalists, Commended, Highly Commended and, of course, Winners at this year’s Aesthetics Awards. It was a brilliant event to be a part of, with highlights included longstanding member Jane Laferla winning The Teoxane Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year, and BACN Chair Sharon Bennett being awarded The Schuco Aesthetics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Aesthetics.

This column is written and supported by the BACN  


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