The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) will open its Practitioner Register and Register of Approved Training Providers on March 1.
The entry requirements and processes for seeking approval for entry to the register are currently being ‘tested’ with a selected range of education/training organisations.
According to the JCCP, under the leadership of Professor David Sines, it has spent the last two years working with multiple stakeholders to deliver a new voluntary regulatory body, to oversee both patient safety and public protection in the cosmetic sector.
In collaboration with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA), the organisation aims to ensure that a new and comprehensive evidence-based set of practice and education standards is delivered across the sector in England.
The JCCP has now implemented its full governance structure, including the chair of the Board of Trustees, Professor David Sines, and chairs of the Committees for the ‘Practitioner Register’, Professor Mary Lovegrove OBE and Professor Anne McNall.
Professor Sines said, “It is an incredible honour to be able to launch the JCCP after, what is in effect four years of consistent and consolidated work, undertaken by multiple stakeholders, who together have worked tirelessly to co-design the Council’s governance and operating systems. This has only been made possible by the immense range of support provided on a voluntary basis by so many representatives from across the sector.” In addition, new CPSA practice standards for the non-surgical cosmetic and hair restoration surgery sector will be published and endorsed by the JCCP this month. The JCCP and CPSA official launch will take place on February 22.