TYCT Newsletter February 2017
For all providers on the Treatments You Can Trust Register
Treatments You Can Trust Governance Board
The Treatments you can Trust Governance Board met on 2 February under its Chairman Baroness Trish Morris OBE of Bolton and Vice-Chair Dr Andrew Valance-Owen MBE to discuss progress with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP).
Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) - Update
- JCCP is progressing to be fully established in June 2017. Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA) now established alongside.
- JCCP will provide self-regulation for the non-surgical aesthetic industry and a point of access for information for the public.
- JCCP and CPSA will bring together clinical and beauty practice but the standards will be the same across all the modalities and professions – the word minimum will not be used.
Working Groups are in progress producing standards for:
- Laser IPL & LED Treatment
- Chemical Peels and Skin Rejuvenation
- Toxins and Fillers combined
- Standards for Assessors
- Standards for Premises and Learning Environments
- Hair Restoration Surgery.
- This will include a Register modelled closely on the TYCT example, in operation from November 2017.
- JCCP to procure a Register to include
- Part 1. Prescribing professionals
- Part 2. Non-prescribing professionals
- Part 3. Non-medical practitioners.
- TYCT intends to tender for the JCCP Register at all three Parts of the Register and the five modalities (Botulinum Toxins; Dermal Fillers; Chemical Peels, microneedling and mesotherapy; Laser treatments; hair restoration therapy). In deciding this, the TYCT Governance Board noted that the CPSA Standards will be applied by JCCP equally across the entirety of registered cosmetic practitioners. It noted that JCCP, in admitting Aesthetic Practitioners, intends to bring the Cosmetic sector to a uniform high standard. TYCT Governance Board committed to the JCCP Requirements.
- JCCP Procurement panel includes:
- Chair – Professor David Sines CBE – JCCP Interim Chair
- Mr Simon Withey – CPSA member
- Professor Mary Lovegrove – Register Working Party Chair
- Professor Anne McNall – Education, Training and Accreditation Working Party Chair
- Zain Bhojani – IT professional
- Caroline Larissey – Habia Senior Development Manager
- Julie Charlton – Bevan Brittan legal adviser to JCCP.
- JCCP will require a Code of Practice to be followed by registrants. The first draft has already been circulated.
- JCCP will have a working agreement with OFQAL.
- JCCP will have Memo of Understanding with professional regulators to define the interface between the two.
- Aesthetic Practitioners. JCCP and HABIA developing frameworks and competencies for endorsement by the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA). Minimum qualification to commence as an Aesthetic Practitioner will be Level 4.
- A discussion took place with regards the press release from Journal of Aesthetic Nursing entitled Aesthetic nurses to take stand on Botox being administered by beauticians released on 20 January 2017 and the Consulting Room reported on the petition asking for beauty therapists to be stopped from injecting fillers and toxins being up for debate again.
- Noted that bringing Aesthetic Practitioners to Level 4 is essential first step to their incorporation into registered clinics.
- The Board directed that action be taken against those promulgating on social media fake news about TYCT designed to damage its reputation.
Do you want more customers?
Here’s how TYCT helps your marketing
- Put the Quality Assurance Mark on display
We are sending to all clinics a new window display. Make sure you use it. The more who display it, the better its message will become known.
- Put the Quality Assurance Mark in all your literature, online and printed.
We have sent all on the register a personal letter with a memory stick with easy to use instructions. The more you do this, the more it will become known.
- Look out for The Harley Medical Group’s poster campaign,
where the TYCT Quality Assurance mark is prominent. Good example!
See it in Glamour magazine February 2017 and on posters around the Tube.
- Use social media
- Re-tweet our TYCT Tweets. If you do not know how, find out at
- Tweet your own membership of TYCT. Include the Quality Assurance Mark!
Health Protection Report (HPR) – important notice
HPR is a national public health bulletin for England and Wales, published by Public Health England. All practitioners are advised that, if they do not already follow this website, they should add it to their reading list.
General Dental Council Update
A meeting took place with their Director of Standards and the JCCP to discuss Aesthetic Injectables and the Dental Team in particular
What can be done by Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists? This does not include Dental Nurses who do not have appropriate training.
The role of the GDC was briefly explained namely to produce:
- Standards of Education and Training
- To enable a Register
- Standards of professionalism and competence including the CPD brief
- A Fitness to Practice service.
Dentists have access to the full range of Drugs including the Toxins
The background to Dental Hygienists and Therapists was noted in particular their training regarding facial anatomy as well as members of the Dental team having separate sets of standards. Their specific scope of practice has been indicative rather than restrictive.
Issues regarding Dental Therapists / Hygienists
There has been a lack of recognition of their capabilities – hence they have been denied access to appropriate training in some instances.
Principles of deciding what can and cannot be done:
- Not a legally restricted or prohibited procedure in law
- Restriction on practice by the CQC
- Local Governance Procedures – Availability of Appropriate Training, Skills, knowledge and experience and appropriate professional indemnity.
Clarification of Supervision currently being considered by the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA)
Dental Hygienists / Therapists are not prescribers.
Therefore the GDC statement approved May 2011 states that Remote prescribing should not be used in the provision of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as the prescription or administration of Botox or injectable cosmetic medicinal products.
Therefore the Prescribing Dentist requires to have a face to face consultation with the patient.
The GDC is considering how it will decide who on its Register should be permitted to conduct injectable cosmetic treatments. This will be particularly relevant to dental hygienists. We will report on its decisions, when known.
Nursing Revalidation Update
A revalidation Quarterly Feedback meeting has recently been held with positive news on the progress of Nursing Revalidation so far – 43,445 registrants have been revalidated from October to December 2016.
Employer Link Service
An excellent Employer Link Service line has been launched:
- Telephone Number: 020 7462 8850
- Available: weekdays 08.00 to 18.00
Useful documentation includes ELS Information, Making a Referral and Employers Guidance.
Treatments You Can Trust 2017 Quality Assurance Mark
The Quality Assurance Mark, which is awarded to all successful applicants to the Register, has been updated for 2017. We are mailing copies of the Quality Mark to all on the Public Register, with advice on how to make best use of its distinctive design in marketing.
Next issue of Treatments You Can Trust Newsletter
- JCCP Progress
- New Treatments You Can Trust website and Public Register – send your images (head and shoulders, and logo) to us to enhance your listing.
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