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a botox imageJanuary 30 2018

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has announced its support for a new regulator of non-surgical cosmetic practices. 

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) will open its practice register on March 1. It has been working with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a range of other stakeholders to deliver a new voluntary regulatory body to oversee both patient safety and public protection in the cosmetic sector.

The RPS was one of the stakeholders involved in the process, and “ provided input into the new cosmetic practice standards to ensure that pharmacists are considered alongside other professions.”

RPS England Chair Sandra Gidley said: “We fully support pharmacists who wish to develop their scope of practice. Those who provide specialist services, including non-surgical procedures such as Botox, should have the appropriate training to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. We welcome opportunities to work with training providers and other stakeholders to ensure pharmacists are able to access the same high-quality training as other healthcare practitioners.”

The JCCP’s aims as the newly established body for self-regulation of the non-surgical and hair restoration surgery sectors in England, are to:

  • provide information to the public seeking non-surgical and hair restoration surgery treatments;
  • maintain a register of accredited practitioners who meet the industry recognised standards for the delivery of non-surgical and hair restoration surgery treatments;
  • keep a list of approved education and training providers and qualifications.

Areas of activity the JCCP will cover include the injection of botulinum toxin and fillers, chemical peels/skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and hair restoration surgery.

Links:
RPS statement
JCCP    
JCCP register announcement   

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