BACN Updates

03 Dec 2019

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


Thanks to everybody who attended the BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference on November 7 and 8 in Birmingham. The conference was the BACN’s biggest yet, with the largest number of delegates and a fantastic exhibition area on the Friday. Highlights included Mr Charles East’s talk on rhinoplasty in 2019, along with Veronica Donnelly’s jampacked discussion about all things VAT. At the conference, Sharon Bennett, BACN Chair, introduced the new campaign ‘I AM A BACN NURSE’ which the BACN will be launching in the coming months and throughout 2020, equipping members with tools to shout from the rooftops about their BACN membership and highlight the professionalism and duty of care to patients that BACN members exhibit throughout their day-to-day practice. The BACN also passed the motion that regulated healthcare professionals should not train or prescribe for beauty therapists/lay people in injectable cosmetic treatment such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxins, and this will now be reflected in the BACN Code of Conduct.

More information on the location and dates for 2020 events will be provided to members soon.


The BACN will be attending the Aesthetics Awards 2019 to celebrate the achievements of the many nurses and their clinics that are nominated in the many categories, along with cheering on the best in aesthetics. Good luck especially to all the BACN nurses nominated in The SpringPharm Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Melanie Recchia, Jackie Partridge, Elizabeth Rimmer, Adrian Baker, Rachel Goddard, Susan Young and Aine Larkin.


Each year, the BACN holds an Annual General Meeting. BACN members have all been provided notice of this meeting by email – BACN Accounts and information relative to the meeting can be found in the BACN Member’s Area. The AGM will be held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7UT on December 7 at midday. Please contact Tara Glover, BACN Events Manager at tglover@bacn. for more information.

This column is written and supported by the BACN 


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