TYCT Newsletter January 2016

New Qualification standards for providing cosmetic interventions

nhs england logoHealth Education England published Friday 8 January two reports defining qualification requirements for non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery. These will now be taken forward by the Department of Health. 

This will affect everyone on the TYCT Register. Be prepared. See here for details


Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners to be set up

British Association of Cosmetic Nurses


British College of Aesthetic Medicine


The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and British Academy of Cosmetic Medicine (BCAM) announced their intention to work together to found a Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP).

DH and HEE say they would like to support in principle the JCCP, recognising that for it to be credible it would need to have widespread support from stakeholders including practitioners engaged in delivering non-surgical treatments.

The BACN / BCAM proposal to Government includes the setting of Standards; the keeping of a Register of qualified practitioners; a Charter Mark. These are already characteristics of Treatments you can Trust you will recognise,

At the same time as these announcements, from TYCT we said:

  • Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) welcomes the announcement of the new cosmetic joint council led by the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and the British College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Treatments You Can Trust looks forward to making proposals to the council; TYCT already provides a register of treatment providers with a globally leading provider of medical registers, which will assist the goals of the council
  • Other recommendations for cosmetic training don’t go far enough, but doctors and nurses will play a key role in raising industry standards in that the proposals should be mandatory
  • Essential for future patient safety that clinical audit must be a part of the activities for JCCP
  • Proficiency of practitioners when achieved must be clearly communicated to the public.

pdf TYCT Press Release on the Joint Council 2016 01 (306 KB)

Check your Advertising

Check your advertising practice against the updated policy statement on Advertising and Promotion of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Injectable Treatments by providers on the Treatments you can Trust Register.

See the updated policy statement


Annual British Standards Institute (BSI) Award for Mike Regan

For the past 5 years Mike Regan has chaired the BSI Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery committee which deals with the interface with the European Union. In recognition of his work, he was recently awarded a BSI Leadership Award.   There are over 1,000 committees at BSI and many nominations were received. Mike has been an excellent chairman over the years and particularly supportive when the group hit some difficult points in the development of the CEN Standard(s).

Congratulations Mike!

Read more about the awards here

The British Dental Association representative Martin Nimmo has stood down from representing the BDA on CH/403. Ulrike Matthesius, Education Adviser at the BDA, will join the committee for the time being.


Revalidation for nurses and midwives. First action February this year

Nursing & Midwifery Council logo

Find out more at www.nmc.org.uk/revalidation

The first nurses and midwives due to revalidate are those whose registration is due to expire in April 2016. These will be able to submit their revalidation application from the beginning of February. They will receive their formal notices in late January.

Direct communications to nurses and midwives

If not done already, Sign-up to NMC Online as this is the mechanism through which to submit revalidation application.

Email programme

In addition to the formal notices to nurses and midwives about revalidation, the NMC have introduced a programme of targeted, segmented email communications for nurses and midwives in the final 12 months leading up to their revalidation application date.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advice on storing forms electronically – update

The NMC are aware that there has been some concern around the previous advice provided by the ICO in relation to the electronic storage of the reflective discussion and confirmation forms. The NMC have been in regular contact with the ICO around this issue and are pleased to say that the ICO have now agreed to update their advice which has been reflected in the updated version of ‘How to Revalidate with the NMC’

Updated ‘How to Revalidate with the NMC’ and other guidance documents

These are now available on the NMC’s website

Planned communications products

In addition to the revalidation materials currently available the NMC will be producing a range of communications products in January 2016 to support nurses and midwives through revalidation.

Revalidation microsite – to be launched in January, and sitting as part of the NMC main website, this will be one stop shop for all revalidation related information. It will contain guidance on the process and host useful tools such as case studies and videos to support nurses, midwives and employers through revalidation.


Coming up in the next edition

  • GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions - The GMC is to issue revised guidance to doctors on cosmetic interventions in April 2016
  • CEN – Final draft of FprEN Aesthetic Medicine services – non-surgical medical treatments.
  • Treatments You Can Trust Governance Group relaunch