Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health announce new partnership
The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to work together to tighten standards in the aesthetic and beauty industries and increase public protection and patient safety.
The MOU comes after the two organisations have worked together in recent years to campaign for the new amendment to the Health and Care Act, which would allow the Secretary of State for Health to introduce a licensing scheme for cosmetic non-surgical procedures, helping to improve the safety and regulation of the sector.
Over the next two years, the partners will work together to support the government with its national consultation to determine the procedures that will be in scope of the license as well as the training standards that will be required to be demonstrated by all practitioners in order to satisfy the conditions of the new license. It is hoped that this will be in operation by the end of 2024.
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What does this mean for sk:n?
The new partnership identified within the MOU signed between the lead officers of the JCCP and the CIEH will provide opportunities for sk:n to contribute to the co-design of new standards that will be included within the context of the license as a key member of the JCCP’s Corporate Membership Group.
As sk:n works incredibly closely with the JCCP, we envisage making a significant contribution to the political positioning of our messaging regarding the enhanced standards for both the premises in which practitioners work from and specific standards for practitioners themselves in the non-surgical aesthetic sector.
Together with the JCCP we will raise and share issues of concern regarding activities of both commercial providers of aesthetic and beauty sector treatment services, and training providers in which patient safety or public protection has been considered to have been compromised. We will encourage aesthetic practitioners to continue to engage in continuous professional development, with particular regard to patient safety, public protection and the promotion of positive health and wellbeing in order to further develop and improve their practice.
Click here to discover more about sk:n’s partnership with the JCCP.
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