The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has released its annual report showcasing its achievements the not-for-profit organisation has attained within the last year.
The most notable is the recent launch of the patient safety campaign in association with the Department of Health and Social Care, which is designed to ensure that members of the public are aware of risks associated with cosmetic procedures. This coincides with the petition the organisation launched in April to make fillers a prescription only medicine.
In January this year, a memoranda of understanding was also signed with five professional statutory regulation bodies (PSRBs); the GMC, GDC, NMC, GPhC and the RSM. Later in the year, it was also confirmed that clinic chain Transform had also signed the memoranda, as had the CEO of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
As well as this, they also implemented a range of Fitness to Practice guidelines, designed to promote best practice, how to implement them, as well as the implementation of sanctions if required.
The JCCP also established a special interest group for beauty therapists, and the beauty sector, with the aim of supporting best practice. In addition to this, the JCCP continues to work with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with regards to premises regulation, product and device standards and prescribing regulations.
Professor David Sines, executive chair of the JCCP, said, “The last year has provided opportunity for further development and consolidation of the JCCP as it strives to achieve its core function of raising public awareness and enhancing patient protection in the non-surgical and hair restoration surgery sector. I am deeply indebted to the hundreds of individuals, practitioners and stakeholders that have supported the JCCP and shared in the co-design and enactment of its functions.”
To view the full report, click here.