Independent aesthetic practitioners in West Scotland now have a Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) regulated clinic space to practise at, following the introduction of the regulations in April this year.
According to nurse practitioner Michelle McLean, The Clinic at Newton Place was opened in response to new legislation in Scotland, which demands that medical practitioners practise from a HIS regulated clinic, to ensure that they still had somewhere to conduct their treatments.
The space has a dedicated reception area and staff, two waiting rooms and two spacious treatment rooms. All of the staff working on reception have an NHS background and have been fully trained in McLean’s own clinic, Age Refined.
"At a time of uncertainty with the impact of the new regulation in Scotland, I felt there was an opportunity to open ‘The Clinic Newton Place’, said nurse prescriber and clinic owner Michelle McLean, who added, “It’s a first of its kind that allows experienced practitioners to continue to inject and support new practitioners with a mentoring program in a safe Health Improvement Scotland-regulated environment. In the long term, this protects the aesthetic industry in Scotland and allows it to grow."