TYCT Newsletter January 2018
This newsletter gives you an update on what is happening – and happening fast – and will affect you.
A new profession?
The Cambridge Dictionary defines a profession as ‘type ofwork that needs special training or a particular skill, often one that is respected because it involves a high level of education.’
For the first time, with the imminent arrival of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice and the Cosmetic Professional Standards Authority, practitioners who provide cosmetic interventions to the public will be able to draw upon a common and comprehensive framework definition of the necessary education, special training, and defined skills and competencies to enable them to claim to be a singular profession.
The Treatments You Can Trust Newsletter over the years and months has tracked the journey to this point. The next step is the inauguration of both the JCCP and CPSA at the House of Lords on 22 February.
This edition of the TYCT Newsletter updates on the details of recent decisions leading to foundation of the new profession.
For the first time Dermal Fillers will be regulated as medical devices.
- JCCP Press Release – January 2018
JCCP Registers going Live 1 March 2018
The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) is pleased to announce: -
- JCCP and CPSA Official launch at the House of Lords – 22 February 2018
- JCCP opens the Practitioner Register (in two separate Parts – one Part for Professionally Regulated Clinical Practitioners and a separate Part for Non-Clinical Beauty Therapists) and a Register of Approved Education and Training Providers on 1 March 2018
- Governance arrangements for both organisations are now approved and operational
- New CPSA Practice Standards for the non-surgical cosmetic and hair restoration surgery sector to be prepared for final endorsement by the JCCP in February 2018.
A full copy of the Standards can be found at:
JCCP progress – Assuring Public Safety
Key recent outcomes:
- Charity. JCCP is awaiting final confirmation of appointment as a Charity by the Charity Commission. This will provide an assurance to society that the new profession will be led by an organisation that itself meets the highest standards of governance and transparency.
- Modalities. All Registrants, including those transferred from TYCT, will need to disclose all modalities they practice as a condition of registration.
- PSA Accreditation. The JCCP is awaiting the final assessment outcome of its application to become accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the accredited registers programme (as TYCT has been).
- All four UK Nations. The JCCP Trustees have agreed that there are no barriers to admitting Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish registrants. This will also include Training Courses based in the devolved administrations.
- Additional Register. Trustees have agreed in principle that an additional JCCP Register of Trainees should be established with regard to those training programmes that it officially approves – it will not be public facing; Trainees will not be subjected to the Council’s Fitness to Practice Rules.
- Indemnity insurance. The JCCP is working with a number of key cosmetic insurance providers. The JCCP is seeking agreement that indemnity policies will stipulate that the CPSA standards should be met before indemnity is granted.
- Information and marketing. The shared JCCP and CPSA Marketing Committee are working towards preparing material for the launch of the JCCP and the CPSA on February 22nd in the House of Lords and for the Register to be launched mid-March hopefully with TV and press coverage.
- CPSA Standards. The CPSA Standards are in final stages of preparation. The implementation date will be decided following a final meeting between the JCCP Trustees and the CPSA Trustees, due shortly. The consultation exercise has resulted in numerous comments which have been analysed into themes. Most comments were received around the supervision agenda and the level 4 and 5 qualification.
- Education and Training Register. There have been many enquiries regarding the status of the Education and Training Register – see our December newsletter. Three Test sites are currently being taken forward namely the University of Northumbria which is reviewing its MSc qualification; Harley Academy reviewing their Level 7 qualification which is OFQUAL approved; and Sally Durrant Training Courses looking at Level 4 and 5 training. The test sites will be subject to a robust assessment visit in addition to achieving 21 standards.
See the TYCT December newsletter here at treatmentsyoucantrust.org.uk
- Small training providers. The opportunity to approve smaller providers of training courses is being considered by the Council’s Education and Training Committee. A series of Education and Training Seminars for those education and training providers showing interest will be held later in the Spring.
- Memoranda of Understanding with the statutory regulators. An MoU between the Advertising Standards Authority and the JCCP has been signed. It is hoped to announce in the next Newsletter that other MoUs will be signed with other regulators.
- Premises Standards. Assessment of standards of Premises will be part of the application process.
Transfer of TYCT Register to JCCP Register
As the JCCP Register of all cosmetic modalities is set to open on 1 March, we at TYCT have been considering the way ahead for the TYCT Register.
TYCT Register is about two modalities, dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. 400 practitioners are on the register. The JCCP Register will contain practitioners of the other three modalities, - Lasers, facial peels and hair restoration – and is expected to build to 5000 practitioners. Some practitioners may be on several modalities.
We think practitioners will want to be reassured that their TYCT fees are being used to best advantage to do what was asked of us - raise standards across the board in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This we have done by expanding the TYCT Register of practitioners in reference to the TYCT Standards, which have served the sector since 2010.
These high-level TYCT Standards were recognised as inadequate to form the basis of a cosmetic profession with accepted training and practice standards, and we have therefore fully supported the development of the Health Education England Qualification Standards in the role of Industry Representative. We welcome the formation of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA), which takes on from HEE. The decision to form the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and raise a Register of all the cosmetic modalities will do much to raise standards across the board and we fully support it.
This means that TYCT’s position in the industry will change. It is no longer viable to register just two modalities as we do. With the backing of the TYCT Governance Group we have therefore decided to merge the TYCT Register into the JCCP Register with a public launch on 22 February 2018.
Once we have your individual permission to transfer our record about you, we intend to move our records over to the JCCP Register. However, JCCP, which is formulated to register individual professionals (in contrast to TYCT which includes clinics) will accept you into provisional membership until additional details about training can be incorporated and you meet the JCCP requirements for full registration. You will have two years in which to provide the additional proof.
We intend that transfer will not cost the registrant, and that TYCT Annual fees paid in 2017 will suffice for JCCP until normal expiry date.
JCCP is also to provide a register of approved training providers, whose courses will provide the acceptable background to become fully registered.
GDPR comes into force on 25 May – Big changes to Data Protection law - Are you ready?
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means real change
A very useful, short, clear guide to GDPR for the independent healthcare sector has been published by AIHO. Highly recommended, it can be found at:
Many providers think that ‘they already comply with data protection law and nothing much is changing’. But there are important changes being made by GDPR and every clinic should understand what this means.
We in the independent healthcare sector will need to be particularly vigilant in safeguarding the information held about the health and treatment of individuals. Processing of this data must be justified based on one of ten justifications, including the need for a higher level of informed consent referred to as explicit consent. Every practitioner needs to be aware of the new regulations to follow.
The Information Commissioner writes: -
With less than five months to go I’m sure your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) preparations are well underway. But as we come to the final stretch, it’s important that all organisations know the ICO is here to help.
We’re starting the New Year by busting more myths around the GDPR. My latest blog GDPR is not Y2K looks well beyond January, highlighting accountability under the new legislation.
The ICO’s website is packed with information for all organisations. Guidance updates are being regularly published, we have a new series of FAQs for smaller organisations, plus there are the various data protection self-assessment toolkits and checklists.
The ICO has also created a package of resources and advice to help small organisations prepare for the GDPR.
And our advice line is open Monday to Friday on 0303 123 1113 and includes a dedicated GDPR preparation helpline for small organisations on option 4.
Whatever stage your preparations are at, let’s use 25 May as the opportunity for all organisations to improve their data protection practices in 2018 and for years to come.
Help for small businesses from the Information Commissioner
Revised Advertising and promotion guidelines.
- TYCT Policy Statement on the Advertising and Promotion of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Injectable Treatments by providers on the Treatments You Can Trust Register is being reviewed in conjunction with the Advertising Standards Authority.
- New Guidance on Direct Marketing, which takes account of GDPR Is also available from the Information Commissioner’s Office - ICO Guidance
The value of Accredited Registers to the Public’s health
In our last newsletter we drew attention to this promotion
by Professional Standards Authority. More news at
National Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018
Monday 19 February 2018, London
The National Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018, chaired by Marion Russell Medicines Management Advisor, will bring together Nurse prescribers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.
Key Speakers Include:
- Marion Russell Medicines Management Advisor
- Anne Trotter Assistant Director, Education and QA Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Wendy Preston Head of Nursing Practice,Royal College of Nursing
- Roz Hooper Head of Legal (Regulatory),Royal College of Nursing
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If you are unable to attend you may like to hear news from the day on Twitter by following @HCUK_Clare #NursePrescribing2018
Arranged by Healthcare Conferences UK
David Behan steps down as CQC chief
See Health Service Journal article
Important Enquiry for the Independent Sector – Convicted surgeon Ian Paterson
Dermal Fillers - New medical device regulations launched
For the first time Dermal Fillers will be regulated as medical devices. This is under the new EU regulations for medical devices (MDR). Implementation of the 3 year transition period is underway to complete by 26 May 2020. The UK post-Brexit will continue to comply.
The new regulations include clearer obligations for those involved in manufacturing and supplying devices, a greater emphasis on traceability throughout the whole supply chain with the introduction of a unique device identification (UDI) system and new standards for clinical evidence.
MDR lists categories of products similar to medical devices that do not have any medical benefit and are used for other purposes, such as dermal fillers, non-corrective contact lenses and brain stimulation devices. These products carry much of the same risks as medical devices and – under these new Regulations and detailed ‘Common specifications’ to be published by the European Commission – their manufacturers, importers and distributors will be regulated in the same way.
Introductory Guide introduced for product manufacturers.
The Introductory Guide, designed as an interactive pdf, will help new manufacturers who may be looking at the regulations for the first time, and will also help experienced manufacturers navigate the changes in the new regulations. MHRA is sharing the link to the guide via social media channels.
Advance in patient safety welcomed
TYCT has been calling for this change for many years, and believes practitioners on the TYCT Register will welcome this advance towards greater public safety. See also the paragraph below Problems facing the non-surgical cosmetic sector
These sites offer more information: