A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
The BACN Board has submitted a response to the Consultation on the Regulation of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Scotland and urges all members to do the same.
The Scottish Government has proposed new legislation for the aesthetics industry which could see non-medical practitioners requiring a licence in order to perform injectable treatments.
BACN members, along with other medical professionals in the specialty, do not agree that non-medics should be given a licence to practice so is urging medics to submit their opposition to the proposal to the Scottish Government by June 30.
BACN member Jackie Partridge, who has clinics in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, said, “We do NOT agree that non-medics (not qualified healthcare professionals) should be receiving ANY recognition or approval allowing them to put patients at risk, by injecting when they have no medical qualification. Therefore, we do NOT agree that these unqualified persons should be licensed, they should simply be stopped. Any form of license is, in itself, giving ‘approval’ that what they (non-medics) are doing is acceptable. We urge our fellow practitioners to complete this consultation and to stand up to this proposed idea.”
While the BACN is running with reduced staff at the moment, the team are doing everything they can to continue to support members. The Board is still working on the BACN competencies, as well as putting together a social media campaign to share positive messages with the specialty over the next few months. Look out for them on the BACN Instagram page: @bacnurses
The BACN conference will be moved from November this year to February 2021. More details will be released on this soon.
This column is written and supported by the BACN