On July 31, the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) held a board meeting to discuss the possibility of restricting entry to the practitioner register for those who want to inject toxins and dermal fillers.
This was reported in the August issue of the Aesthetics journal and chair of the JCCP, Professor David Sines explained, “Many healthcare professionals have agreed that injectables should only be administered by healthcare professionals (HCPs) and have voiced their concerns.”
It has now been confirmed that the JCCP will only allow HCPs who are registered on Part 1 of the JCCP Practitioner Register; those who registered with UK health care Professional Statutory Regulated Bodies (PSRBs) to register to perform Level 7 injectables.
These PSRBs include the General Medical Council, Nursing Midwifery Council, General Dental Council and the General Pharmaceutical Council.
According to the JCCP, this has been actioned due to concern voiced by many professional associations, key opinion leaders and several JCCP stakeholders. In a recent statement they confirmed that ‘patient safety underpins every aspect of the JCCP’s role and function’.
Professor David Sines stated, “The JCCP Board has taken time to review the representations it has received and has agreed to restrict entry of non-healthcare practitioners to the Level 7 injectables and dermal filler parts of the JCCP Register at this time. These changes will now be implemented.”
To read more on the updated changes to the JCCP register, read the August News Special here.