The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has announced a new educational and training framework in collaboration with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).
The JCCP has now completed an exercise with CPSA colleagues and the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) to review the alignment between the GMC Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Specialist Register membership requirements. The exercise looked in the knowledge and practice competencies against the CPSA standards and the JCCP framework. As a result, the JCCP has announced that full equivalence and alignment has been approved between the specialist register for Plastic Surgery and the specialist register for Dermatology with regard to Level 7 aesthetic practice.
This means that any current member of the GMC Plastic Surgery or Dermatology specialist registers will be able to join the JCCP Practitioner register as a full member without any requirement for further educational attainment or attendance at a fast-track assessment centre. Practitioners who hold such registration status should contact the JCCP register team to confirm their live membership of one of these two specialist registers to either revise their current registration category or to request membership of the JCCP.
Chair of the JCCP Professor David Sines commented, “Following a thorough review of the GMC specialist register curricula with regard to theoretical knowledge and practice competence has been affirmed to assure us that members of either of these two registers demonstrate equivalence and full compliance with the JCCP and CPSA’s Level 7. We are delighted to announce this decision.”