BACN Updates

06 Jul 2020

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

HIS Consultation and APPG Review

The BACN has now submitted a response to the Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) Consultation into the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures. We have affirmed that we do not support a parallel system of regulation for non-medical persons carrying out high risk injectable medical aesthetic treatments.

Non-medics are not trained to a level required to demonstrate professional fitness and standards of competence which meets those of medical or nursing practitioners and demonstrates accountability.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has also commenced a review into the education requirements of this sector and the BACN will be giving evidence which will align with our response to HIS. Only a registered healthcare professional can consult, assess, manage and treat patients as appropriate to their needs in this field and only medical and nursing practitioners can manage complications.

Membership and meetings

The BACN is delighted that in the last month renewals and new members numbers have soared. It is a surreal time for us all and it has been good to catch up with our friends and colleagues in regional Zoom meetings organised by the regional leads. They have proved to be very popular and we will keep these going in the future.

Many of our members have been involved in delivering and participating in online teaching webinars both in the UK and globally. Virtual teaching is here to stay and finding new ways to deliver education and services is an area we are also currently focusing on.

Back to work

We are delighted that the BACN Operational Guidelines for Back to Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic have been widely recognised and referenced with large organisations and government-led bodies. As well as harmonising with other guidance available, they are easy-to-follow for all medical practitioners re-establishing their clinics.

The staff at BACN will slowly be coming back to work from July onwards and a huge thanks must go out to the board members and regional leads who have really worked hard over the last quarter to attend to members’ needs.

We wish all a smooth and successful transition back to clinic.

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