JCCP Policy Update …
Non-healthcare professionals cannot join the JCCP register for Botox and Dermal Filler procedures.
I wrote some weeks back vested interest groups had started a campaign against the JCCP due to the ambiguous position the JCCP had in regards to Dermal Filler and Botox. While there was and is no pathway for non-healthcare professionals to study the Level 7 programme for injectables, vested interest groups used the ambiguity against the JCCP insinuating they would allow non-healthcare professionals into the register for injectables.
The JCCP has now formally clarified their position updating policy to reflect the ineligibility of non-healthcare practitioners to join the register for injectable cosmetics.
Download JCCP press release (pdf)
Non-health care professionals are still able to join the register for other modalities, as an example, laser & light-based therapies, skin peels, micro-needling if meeting the stringent qualification guidelines. Level 4 is the minimum qualification level to join the register; however, even then the qualification must adhere to the directives in training as outlined by the HEE.
We welcome the clarification and updating of policy in relation to dermal filler and botox procedures representing a positive step forward towards more regulation in the aesthetics sector.