JCCP investigates toxin complications with national patient survey

18 Jan 2023

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has announced a national survey looking into patients’ experiences of botulinum toxin complications in the UK.

The survey, conducted in collaboration with researchers at University College London (UCL) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), will aim to document individual patients’ experiences of complications following botulinum toxin treatments.

The organisations hope this collation of evidence can be used to improve practitioners’ knowledge of potential adverse events connected to the treatment, and could also be contributed to Parliament’s proposed licensing scheme for aesthetic procedures.

Professor David Sines, chair of the JCCP, said, “The JCCP is delighted to engage with BAAPS and UCL research teams as a partner in this collaborative research project. The JCCP is committed to encouraging the collection of objective empirical data to assist in the construction of a robust and reliable evidence base upon which responsive systems of clinical governance and national oversight can be based for the aesthetic sector in the UK.”

The survey can be accessed via UCL online now.    


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  • Mrs. Kimberley Cairns 18 Jan 2023 / 10:31 PM

    Link to survey here for convenience: