BACN Updates - November 2020

02 Nov 2020

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

BACN Conference

November has been the month for the BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference for a number of years. Unfortunately, like many other events in aesthetics, the conference has been postponed until mid-2021 at the earliest.

After the success of the regional digital conferences held in September and October, the BACN is looking at offering more content online and making this content varied and useful for its membership base. More information regarding 2021 events will be announced in the coming months alongside the strategic approach the BACN will be taking in 2021.

During the regional conferences the BACN ran polls to gather the opinions of members to decide on the best approach for the BACN Conference going forward. Tara Glover, BACN Events Manager has been analysing this feedback – please get in touch with Tara at tglover@bacn.org.uk if you have any thoughts.

BACN Member Survey

Members of the BACN were contacted in September to complete a short member survey; we had a brilliant 337 responses – 40% from new members and 60% from renewed members. Some of the results can be seen below. Members will be updated with a full set of results along with comments from Paul Burgess MBE, BACN CEO and Sharon Bennett, BACN Chair.

• The reasons for joining were focused on the need to be part of a professional association and wanting support from fellow practitioners

• 55% of respondents had been qualified in aesthetics for over five years

• 62% work part time in aesthetics

• 71% are prescribers

• 25% are prescribing for others

The BACN Management Committee had a long discussion about the implications of these results for the BACN and provision of services. It was clear that the membership was split between inexperienced new entrants and highly experienced, longstanding aesthetic practitioners. The need to reflect these trends in membership services will be a critical task going forward to 2021.

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