5 major associations dedicated to the non-surgical cosmetic treatment industry have joined forces to collaborate, in order to improve safety for patients undergoing treatments and procedures.
The five organisations working together are:
- The British Associations of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
- The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
- The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
- The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
- The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), of which Dr John Tanqueray is the only Northamptonshire-based member
- Clinical Standards Authority for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Intervention (CSA)
- Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)
The bodies plan to protect patients through clinical standards and training. They will also keep a register of practitioners.
Interim chair of the JCCP, Professor David Sines CBE, said,
“In 2013 the Keogh Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions found that the regulatory framework had not managed to keep up with the growing cosmetic intervention industry. Sections of the non-surgical cosmetic interventions industry remain largely unregulated, however healthcare professionals have made important strides in improving patient safety. The formation of the CSA and the JCCP is an important step forward.”
The organisations are said to undergo their full launch in April 2017 but say that work has already begun on the tasks outlined.
Safety in Cosmetic Treatments
Safety in cosmetic treatments has been flagged up as an issue for a number of years, with no minimum standards for training for those carrying out procedures.
However, there are excellent practitioners, such as former-GP Dr John Tanqueray, who established Mulberry House Clinic in 2003 and also works as a trainer for new practitioners.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has issued a free downloadable guide to choosing a provider safely and with confidence, entitled How to achieve value for money and natural results from a non-surgical treatment provider
Created by the clinic’s founder, Dr John Tanqueray, the guide provides useful advice to help patients choose the right clinic and practitioner for their non-surgical cosmetic treatments with a useful 15-point checklist of questions to ask.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Cosmetic skin treatments are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, who also works with Allergan to train other professionals in his skills and techniques.
A private consultation is suggested in the first instance in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more about first consultation.
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