The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has created two new sub-parties that aim to develop the JCCP register and provide a framework for education, training and accreditation.
The Clinical Standards Authority (CSA) will provide foundations for the first working party to follow; Working Party 1: Education, Training and Accreditation, chaired by Dr Anne McNall, which will develop a range of processes for accrediting practitioners, training bodies and training programmes.
Professor Mary Lovegrove will chair Working Party 2: Establishment of JCCP Register, which will aim to develop the processes and criteria involved in establishing the JCCP register of practitioners, training bodies, training course and premises.
“I have been overwhelmed by the enormous amount of support received for the work of the JCCP and the CSA across all sectors of the aesthetic industry,” said JCCP interim chair Professor Sines. “The demand for one set of national standards, overseen and directed by transparent, ‘not for profit’ governance processes that can be seen to have the patients’ interest at heart is universal. The process to establish the JCCP and the CSA is complex but is now in full process. It will be the intention to publish regular updates on the progress being made by the Working Parties.”
Established in January, the JCCP is a voluntary independent body that aims to provide public protection for non-surgical cosmetic procedures through establishing industry standards.
According to Professor Sines, the work of these these two sub-parties will take the organisation forward to the formal stage of inauguration by April 2017.