TYCT Newsletter August 2016
TYCT Newsletter August 2016
For all providers on the Treatments you can Trust Register
What Accreditation by the Professional Standards Authority means to you
- Treatments You Can Trust has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Registers programme
- Accreditation offers you, as an injectable cosmetic practitioner, a means of demonstrating your personal commitment to meeting high standards by joining Treatments You Can Trust
- You can use the new Quality Mark containing both Professional Standards Authority and Treatments you can Trust quality marks. Excellent for marketing your services!
- The Professional Standards Authority helps to protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. It is independent and is accountable direct to the UK Parliament
- The PSA programme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of registers of health and care occupations not regulated by law. Treatments you can Trust is one such register
- Being accredited as an Accredited Register offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for injectable practitioners
- Bringing injectable cosmetic practitioners into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients and the public and is the best way to promote quality
- Accreditation means that Treatments you can Trust has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards for the following areas: governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and complaints
- We at TYCT expect indemnity providers to continue to value our validation of providers by extending their cover to appropriate cosmetic work
- You, as a cosmetic provider registered with Treatments you can Trust, can use the new combined quality assurance mark in all your marketing and advertising, knowing that it is a recognised assurance to the public of your high standards.
Watch out for further communications from us about how you can use the Professional Standards Authority’ accreditation of the Treatments you can Trust Register to promote your own offering to the public.
Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) to introduce a Register of cosmetic providers
In January we told you about the formation of the JCCP – see our earlier newsletter on this:
JCCP has formed a Working Group to produce recommendations for the establishment and maintenance of “Register(s)”.
There will be two development groups to start in September. One for the JCCP and one for Registration. Professor Mary Lovegrove will head up the registration group.
JCCP will be operational by April 2017. Clinical Standards Authority (CSA) to be operational by June 2017. Register in summer 2017.
Sally Taber, Director of TYCT, attended the first meeting of JCCP on Registers on 21 July. Chairman Professor David Sines CBE announced TYCT accreditation by PSA. He said that, despite recent social media rumours, there has been no decision made about who would run the JCCP register. We at TYCT believe that TYCT will be in the competition to form the new register(s), and we expect that those already on the TYCT Register will be at an advantage in 2017.
The CSA will look to collect data on activity and adverse events, following Keogh’s recommendations. TYCT is already working with Northgate Public Services to take forward Keogh’s recommendations for data collection. For healthcare professionals on the TYCT Register, this is potentially an important advance towards improved quality. We are already asking practitioners who are renewing Registration with TYCT for some data on their work.
The new Prime Minister’s appointments in Healthcare
- Jeremy Hunt is in charge of all areas of health policy with a particular focus on overall financial control and oversight of all NHS delivery and performance. He will also lead on all aspects of mental health, championing patient safety and driving forward the Prime Minister’s agenda.
- Philip Dunne is Minister of State for Health. His brief includes overseeing all aspects of hospital care, NHS performance and operations, the workforce, patient safety and maternity care.
- Nicola Blackwood is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation. She will lead on all aspects of public health and health protection as well as technology, life sciences innovation, and data.
- David Mowat is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care. His brief includes adult social care, carers, community services, cancer, dementia, learning disabilities and all elements of primary care – including dentistry and pharmacy.
- Lord Prior remains at the Department as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, covering all aspects of health in the House of Lords. His brief also includes leading on drugs spending, life sciences industry, NHS and EU issues, NHS commercial issues, and blood and transplants.
The previous Minister responsible for our matters, the Rt. Hon Ben Gummer, has been moved to the Cabinet Office.
Treatments You Can Trust reinstates its chair
The Baroness Morris of Bolton OBE is a Conservative life peer, sitting in the House of Lords since June 9, 2004. She is currently deputy speaker and deputy chairman of committees in the House.
The directors of Treatments You Can Trust, Sally Taber and Nigel Chilcott, said, “We are delighted that Baroness Morris shares our objective of a safer public in the non-surgical market for cosmetic interventions. We are sure that the newly re-constituted Governance Board under her chairmanship will bring about desirable changes which will benefit both providers and public.”
Department of Health Consultation on CQC responsibilities for cosmetic surgery clinics
The Care Act 2014 requires the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out performance assessments of providers of health and adult social care services. These performance assessments are provided in the form of a rating.
When ratings were introduced in 2014 they were limited to NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts, GP practices, adult social care providers and independent hospitals.
The government would like the CQC to develop ratings for other sectors that they regulate and is seeking views on this issue.
These sectors include cosmetic surgery providers.
Our experience is that responses from real clinics and people actually doing the job are highly valued by the DH, so we urge you to make your views known by going online to:
The consultation closes 14 October and results due out 14 November.
TYCT will be responding from our point of view as an accredited register provider so will be happy to receive any relevant points. Email to
Mapperley Park Training Academy
Sally Taber attended the re-launch of Mapperley Park Aesthetics Training Academy under new ownership on 17 August.
It now offers BTEC course up to Level 5 in lasers and light therapies, and a full range of courses for:
Cosmetic Quality-Assurance – owners of Treatments You Can Trust - becomes a Community Interest Company – What does it mean?
Cosmetic Quality-Assurance Community Interest Company must use its assets, income and profits for the benefit of the community it is formed to serve, that is, consumers and providers. Cosmetic Quality-Assurance is subject to an ‘asset lock’ which ensures that assets are retained within the company to support its activities or otherwise used to benefit the community. It is here to serve you as a not for profit entity. Cosmetic Quality-Assurance Community Interest Company trades as Treatments you can Trust.
The GMC wants Doctors’ views
Should the GMC medical register include more information about doctors?
The GMC are consulting on how they could improve their medical register. The GMC’s ambition is to develop an advanced and transparent register that is as useful, relevant and accessible as possible for doctors, employers and patients.
You can read more about the consultation and how to respond on the GMC’s consultation page.
The consultation closes on 7 October 2016.
Change at the top of GMC
The General Medical Council (GMC) has appointed Department of Health official Charlie Massey as its new chief executive.
Mr Massey will replace the outgoing chief executive, Niall Dickson, who will step down from the post towards the end of 2016 after seven years in the role.
The GMC said Mr Massey would build on the re-forms delivered under Niall Dickson’s leadership of the GMC, including:
- An expansion of its responsibilities for medical education and training
- The introduction of revalidation in 2012
- The introduction of language checks for doctors from Europe in 2014
- The establishment of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service to provide separation between the GMC’s investigation of complaints and the adjudication of hearings.
The Royal College of Surgeons
Has announced that the Q-PROMs are back online and can be accessed here:
GDC prosecutes for illegal tooth whitening
A number of providers have recently been successfully prosecuted by the GDC for illegal teeth-whitening. Francesca Keen, Head of Illegal Practice at the GDC, said:
“We are here to protect the public from unscrupulous providers who prey on innocent members of the public.
“These individuals are flouting the law by offering tooth whitening while not on the register of dental professionals, and neither have the skills, training and qualifications to be offering such services safely.
“We have seen examples of when the treatment is not carried out properly by a registered professional, there is a real risk of permanent damage to teeth.
Nursing Revalidation Update
33,428 Nurses have now revalidated and 3,341 have lapsed which is not disproportionate. Only 10 registrants did not register on line.
IPSOS Mori have been appointed to do an independent evaluation over the next 3 years. The evidence collection begins in the autumn.
First Nurse and Midwife Revalidation Quarterly Data Report
Information in this report provides a positive picture of the first quarter of revalidation. Data shows that over 35,000 (91 per cent) nurses and midwives due to renew their registration have now completed the revalidation process and renewal rates are in line with those seen in previous years.
In addition to the publication of quarterly reports the NMC will also be producing an annual report which will provide more detail on elements such as scope of practice, lapsing, work setting, employment type, confirmer type, appraisal and verification.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
NMC is changing its International English Language Testing System (IELTS) requirements for nurses and midwives coming on to the register from overseas and within the European economic area. These changes will increase flexibility for applicants whilst ensuring that the appropriate standard of English language is still achieved.
Under the previous system applicants were required to achieve the IELTS Academic Test Level 7 in reading, writing, speaking and listening in a single sitting. Under the new protocols the NMC still requires applicants to achieve Level 7 in all areas, but this can now be achieved over two sittings of the tests. Both tests must be within six months of each other and no single score must be below 6.5 in any of the areas across both tests.
Please see the link for the guidance for applicants trained within the EU wishing to register:
Guidance for applicants trained outside of the EU below:
OSCE guidance including information with regard to reapplication:
In the next newsletter
- Complaints Management
- New help for your marketing
- JCCP progress
During our accreditation exams the PSA found that some of the information about you was out of date, so they held up our accreditation until we had updated the register.
PSA makes it a condition that we only publish up to date information.
We can only do this if you tell us when something changes, so please remember to tell us!
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