JCCP clarify position on Botox Dermal Fillers for non-healthcare practitioners

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.

Aesthetic Medicine and Vested Interest Groups

If these vested interest groups ran a platform of we do not agree with beauty therapists administering injectable cosmetics, I doubt they would find much negativity to that position. In fact, we have been very clear about where we stand on the subject. However, running a platform directly against an initiative promoting more effective training. Disputing the need and benefit of the Level 7 programme for injectables, and by extension against the very recommendations of the Keogh report and HEE reports, is, well, beyond baffling. It is with some depressing thoughts that their entire platform is not for better outcomes for the general public, but wholly about financial protection.

JCCP, Regulated Awarding non-surgical-cosmetic-interventions

Guide to regulated training, awarding bodies, and regulation

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 The debate started back in 2014, while guidelines (unpublished) have been agreed for beauty treatments, non-surgical-cosmetic-interventions is still held up with no agreed outcome in sight.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.