Our Commitment to Safety for our Patients
Jane and Dawn are committed to education and patient safety and they can rest assure that their clients are in safe hands. They are both Registered General Nurses, members of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), have 25 years’ experience in nursing and 15 years’ experience in the aesthetic industry.
Both have worked for The Private Clinic of Harley Street, working in their clinics in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Jane and Dawn have had and continue to have extensive training with Allergan and are adept in their practise using the Allergan MD Codes.
Face Aesthetics & Beauty is open 6 days a week, which means that there is an advanced aesthetic nurse practitioner/independent nurse prescriber working every day. No more waiting for follow up appointments, reviews or if needed to be seen following treatment.
Jane and Dawn are members of ACE (Aesthetics Complications Expert Group) and BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses).
What being a member of ACE Group means
Aesthetic medicine is a rapidly growing field with increasing numbers of practitioners offering an increasing number of treatments and a range of new treatments and products each year. Despite this, it is still not recognised as a medical discipline in its own right and therefore no central regulations are in place. Although complications in aesthetic medicine are rare and usually not severe, it is important they are dealt with in a consistent and evidence-based manner.
Following the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses workshop on 17th September 2011 which focused on complications in aesthetic practice, it was decided that a separate group would be set-up to produce expert guidance on the diagnosis and management of complications in aesthetic medicine. The Aesthetic Complications Expert Group recommends that standardised, high quality training is needed along with continuing professional development and that patient safety has to be paramount.
It is for this reason the group has concentrated on producing guidelines for dealing with risks and complications. It is the expectation that these guidelines will be welcomed within the industry by both practitioners and suppliers and become adopted nationally.
The BACN and Patient Safety
Regulation of the Aesthetics Industry
The aesthetics industry in the UK is not regulated and as such any person can offer complex aesthetic treatments. This is a very dangerous situation and the BACN have campaigned tirelessly to have this changed without success. However, there are new proposals being developed to establish a ‘Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners – JCCP’ that will register all practitioners who meet an industry agreed set of clinical and educational standards.
Under the current arrangements of non-regulation, we strongly advise the following for members of the public seeking aesthetic treatments:
1. Go to a recognized medical professional who is able to show you that they are a member of a ‘Governing Body’ that regulates their behaviour via an agreed Code of Conduct – Examples would be the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Dental Council (GDC).
2. Go to a web site like the BACN where we identify practitioners in your area that operate under the BACN Code of Conduct and are qualified and registered nurses.
3. Ask for proof of registration, charter marks and for patient recommendations where available.