BACN UPDATES – April 2020

01 Apr 2020

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

BACN PRIDE

There is no question that this is an extremely difficult time. Many are closing their businesses and offering their skills back to the NHS. The BACN is applauding those who have taken the decision to work temporarily in the NHS; helping out, giving valuable expertise to the public and helping to ease the burden that has been placed on NHS staff.

RENEWALS AND EVENTS

While the BACN could not be prouder of how members have reacted in this unprecedented situation, we operate our renewals period during April and May. Unfortunately the BACN simply cannot exist without the financial commitment from members in each membership year. The BACN is looking at all possible ways to continue, whilst also understanding issues members are having with finances at this time and have contacted members to discuss in more detail. As members will be aware, the BACN was due to begin the Spring/ Summer regional meetings in the coming months. 

The BACN is assessing the viability of hosting all events four weeks out and will be notifying members of cancellations at this point, if not before. The BACN hopes that some of the later dates will still be able to go ahead, however this promise cannot be made at this moment in time.

VIRTUAL SUPPORT

The BACN has been working tirelessly with its regional leaders, strategic partners, sponsors and BACN Board to deliver members valuable resources and information during this time. The BACN is currently working with partners to provide resources and for these to include pre-recorded demonstrations, educational presentations, business advice and much more from industry-leading voices. These will be followed by Q&A sessions with the speakers who were booked to attend. In addition, the BACN is also planning to provide a peer-to-peer support session during the online meetings whereby members can ask questions to the group and their regional leaders. Please contact Tara Glover at tglover@bacn.org.uk to talk through the steps needed to take part.

This column is written and supported by the BACN.

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