The cowboys still live … Education & training don’t settle for second best You could say, but this is an extreme case, it is not common, the majority of establishments operate ethically. While on the one hand, it could be correct to say that, how many people do you see with “duck lips?” Moreover, it…
A note on the EU, while we do not wish to make this political, with 27 member States, coming to a consensus for guidelines for non-surgical-cosmetic-interventions is proving to be problematic. The debate started back in 2014, while guidelines (unpublished) have been agreed for beauty treatments, non-surgical-cosmetic-interventions is still held up with no agreed outcome in sight. Even if the EU does publish a set of guidelines, it becomes incredibly problematic for them that the training industry has its foundations in the UK. While the EU has not consulted with the UK organisations, an agreed set of standards have been put in place that is robust and agreed upon by the GMC, NMC, GDC, while a new regulatory body has also been set up, the JCCP.
How robust is the training course and qualification attained at the end of it?
In the age where even regulated courses are being cut down to bare bones to simply pass a test, it is important to inquire how robust the course actually is. If possible compare the course structure to other providers. Two courses may have the same qualification title but the course content, depth of learning, can vary greatly between providers.
Just because you are a Doctor, Nurse, Dentist, or Paramedic, it does not mean a 1 or two-day course is ‘ethical’ for the delivery of injectable treatment. At a time when the Pip implant scandal led the way to the Keogh Report and the HEE report delivering us to a new standard in training, I do find it very depressing to see courses not adhering to the hard lessons that have been learnt, or it would seem not learnt at all.
A note on therapists performing an injectable treatment. When our course launches, it will not be open to therapists. While it is possible for a non-medical person to learn the skills necessary with an in-depth, regulated course, therapists in our opinion miss a fundamental requirement for the delivery of injectables. Accountability, all medical field practitioners are regulated, “they have a number” and as such have liability and can lose their licence.