A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
First of all, the BACN would like to congratulate all the BACN members who were finalists, Commended, Highly Commended and won at the Aesthetics Awards held in December. Stand out for us was honorary member Jackie Partridge, who won the SpringPharm Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year, with some great competition from other fantastic BACN members. It really was a brilliant night celebrating the very best in aesthetics, and it was fantastic to see so many nurses succeed.
BACN Membership Survey
Each year, the BACN sends a thorough survey of questions relating to aesthetic practice in nursing to all BACN members. The information gathered allows for membership services and offers to be amended and tailored specifically to the responses and changing trends.
This year, the BACN is asking more questions regarding prescribing, complications and product trends.
BACN members will be contacted throughout January and the closing date for responses will be January 31 – with the results published in February.
For more information about the survey, please contact Gareth Lewis, BACN Membership and Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout 2020, there are a number of BACN activities and initiatives for members to look out for, including the ‘I AM A BACN NURSE’ campaign, showcasing the incredible achievements of BACN members and the commitment to patient safety within aesthetics. Other programmes are the Aesthetic Nursing Speciality Framework, which we aim to launch later in 2020. This year, the BACN regional meetings will be structured to support both newer nurses in aesthetics and also offer educational content and networking opportunities for more experienced BACN members, which we believe will be really beneficial.
2020 will be an exciting year to be a BACN member, and with support from partners in aesthetics, we’re hoping there will be more on offer for members than ever before!
This column is written and supported by the BACN