Westminster to discuss regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures

08 Feb 2019

The Westminster Hall will debate the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures on Tuesday February 12 from 11-11:30am.

The debate will be put forward by Conservative MP, Alberto Costa of the South Leicestershire constituent.

Professor David Sines, chair of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), said that he is looking forward to the debate. He recently sent a letter to MP Costa outlining the needs for regulation in the specialty. In this letter, he said about the Westminster Hall debate, “I truly hope will move these matters forward and enable others to share and better understand the need for further and enhanced regulation in the sector to assure public protection.”

This debate follows a discussion during the topical debate programme Prime Minister’s Questions on January 23, where Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the need to regulation within the specialty. 

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  • Mrs Jill Best 08 Feb 2019 / 3:21 PM

    I sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and legislation will pass where only medically trained professionals accountable to the GDP GMC or NMC will be legally able to perform facial aesthetics including injectables, implants and threads. It is beyond ridiculous that anyone can attend a days course and put the public at risk, injecting faces with products bought from the internet.

  • Mrs Jane Laferla 10 Feb 2019 / 9:24 AM

    are we able to listen to this??

  • Ms Lisa Mepham 10 Feb 2019 / 6:24 PM

    Well I disagree there have been plenty of incorrect procedures from nurses and doctors which have been in the media ALSO rather than only beauty therapists and they have had years of training. It is crucial that the industry allows those who are already trained to continue with their work because it has opened a very responsible amount of people who take their job as seriously as drs and nurses or any in the professions. There are still those in professional positions who abuse the system and they have had years of training. We see people coming to us from the nhs because the professionals are not understanding of the whole person whereas we are. Perhaos those professional bodies can develop a pathway when they see beauty professionals and tyhe industry wont go away or itll just create more issues. The industry is there the people are working in it and its not going away.

  • Ms Lisa Mepham 10 Feb 2019 / 6:26 PM

    Well I disagree there have been plenty of incorrect procedures from nurses and doctors which have been in the media ALSO rather than only beauty therapists and they have had years of training. It is crucial that the industry allows those who are already trained to continue with their work because it has opened a very responsible amount of people who take their job as seriously as drs and nurses or any in the professions. There are still those in professional positions who abuse the system and they have had years of training. We see people coming to us from professions because the professionals are not understanding of the whole person whereas we are. Perhaps the most logical thing to do is ask those professional bodies to develop a pathway, the industry wont go away. The industry is there the people are working in it and its not going away.

  • Miss Shannon Kilgariff 11 Feb 2019 / 9:54 AM

    Hi Jane, and anyone else who is wanting to listen in, you can do so via the online website at 11am-11:30am tomorrow. You can view it here: http://parliamentlive.tv/Commons

    More info can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/westminster-hall-debates/

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