TYCT Newsletter June 2017
For all providers on the Treatments You Can Trust Register
The future of the cosmetic industry self-regulation project
This newsletter gives you an update on what is happening – and happening fast – and will affect you.
Why change? As an example of the need, BAAPS former President Mr Rajiv Grover, four years on from publication of Sir Bruce Keogh’s indictment of unprofessional cosmetic practices in the UK, recently reported, “the non-surgical sector is rife with lax regulation”. For full quote, see TYCT May 2017 Newsletter Non-surgical does not and never has, meant non-medical)
We at TYCT do not disagree. But we are certain that those on the TYCT Public Register are not lax – all have been rigorously assessed and have been found to be professionally trustworthy. The public should trust them before any who are without the Quality Assurance Mark.
We do fully support the upcoming Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (see JCCP website) and its aims and objectives. Key among these objectives is the birth of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority.
Oncoming is JCCP and CPSA Guidance for Practitioners who provide Cosmetic Interventions – a Code of Practice, which will apply to already existing professional regulators’ standards specifically to all the five modalities of cosmetic practice – botulinum toxins, dermal fillers, lasers, hair restoration, chemical peels. Also oncoming are standards for premises used for cosmetic interventions.
We have no doubt that any healthcare professional that has been through the verification procedures of a PSA accredited register should be trusted by the public.
Those who hold back from registration now are certain to face a more problematic future than those who join in the movement towards a safe and professional cosmetic industry.
Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)
Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) – announces technology partners for its Practitioner and Education and Training Registers and for Patient Data Collection
The JCCP Press Release (PDF) Wednesday 7 June gives you full details.
If you are a practitioner registered with Treatments You Can Trust then you are guaranteed free transfer into the new national JCCP Register within the injectable cosmetics modality.
For more see TYCT Newsletter May 2017 JCCP Registry Procurement Panel
TYCT registrants guaranteed transfer to JCCP Register
The TYCT Public Register will be integrated into the new JCCP Register when it launches officially in November 2017.
The JCCP guarantees that every present and future practitioner on the TYCT Register will have the right of free automatic transfer to the JCCP Register. All transferring Registrants will be required to evidence full compliance with published JCCP / CPSA standards of proficiency and other associated entry requirements for JCCP Registration within two years of the date of their transfer to the new Register from TYCT (as will be the case for all Registrants).
Further information on this will be provided by TYCT and JCCP during the coming weeks.
TYCT to recruit practitioners for JCCP Register.
JCCP commends all injectable cosmetics practitioners who may be considering future registration to join the TYCT Register now.
From now until November, TYCT will recruit practitioners to the TYCT injectable cosmetics register for future assimilation into the JCCP Register Injectable cosmetics modality. In the public interest, the JCCP commends all injectable cosmetics practitioners who may be considering future registration to join the TYCT Register now.
New emphasis for future Treatments You Can Trust
Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) has been selected in conjunction with Northgate Public Services to enter into formal contract negotiations with the JCCP / CPSA to perform the data collection role in support of CPSA. See TYCT Newsletter May 2017 TYCT and Northgate Public Services reveal existence of programme for publication of industry performance standards.
Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority to record patient-related activity information.
Mr Simon Withey, President of BAAPS, speaking from the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority, said,
I am particularly keen to see the establishment of a strong adverse incident reporting system, so that we can start to better understand the risk and efficacy of these treatments in the interests of public protection. I look forward to working with those from Treatments You Can Trust / Northgate Public Services who have a long history of working to gather such patient-related activity information.
See also TYCT Newsletter May 2017 Private Healthcare Information network publishes first set of private hospital performance measures
Standards of premises used for cosmetic interventions - JCCP
Building from the TYCT Standards for Cosmetic Interventions, JCCP has derived
For the first time a set of robust premises standards. These should be of primary importance in assisting us all to raise the standard of public protection and patient safety. We expect these standards to be published in time for the next edition of TYCT Newsletter, but in the meantime refer to Standards for Health Professionals and read Standard 4.
As reported elsewhere in this newsletter, JCCP has ended its Register procurement exercise and chosen those it wishes to negotiate contract with.
Professor Sines wrote to TYCT Director Sally Taber and to Lisa Mason, Clinical Director of Sk:n:
"I am writing to express my most sincere thanks on behalf of Professor Mary Lovegrove MBE and myself for the excellent and concerted contribution that you have made to the JCCP Register Working Party over the past ten months.
During the period that the Working Party has been in operation we have considered many challenging and complex issues, all of which have been considered, reviewed and responded to in a most proficient and effective manner.
We have met each and every one our objectives and with your expert advice have arrived at a key milestone in the evolution of the Council that will now enable us to make our formal application to seek formal accreditation of the Register with the PSA. We intend to submit our application at the end of this month, in accordance with our proposed timeline.
The role and function of the Register Working Group is now concluded and will be replaced over the next two months by a new standing committee of the JCCP which will manage the implementation of the new Register and oversee the development of the Council's Fitness to Practice policies and procedures, prior to assuming formal responsibility for all of the JCCP's registration and conduct related matters.
Please accept my thanks for your invaluable support and counsel. We could not have arrived at this stage of the process without your commitment and engagement."
Professor David Sines CBE PhD
Launch of the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) "Essential Standards" for the safe use of laser and light sources in non-surgical aesthetic applications
It is estimated that Non-surgical interventions such as treatments with Laser and IPL devices, account for 90% of all cosmetic procedures undertaken in the UK and contribute to 75% of the market value.* Despite the increasing abundance of laser/IPL clinics, in the vast majority of cases, the use of such devices for cosmetic treatments has not been regulated since 2010. Building upon previous work by Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT), ALPHA – the Association of Laser Protection Advisers, and HABIA – the Hair and Beauty Industry Association, and encompassing key aspects of Laser / IPL standards produced by the Department of Health, the British Medical Laser Association in conjunction with TYCT are proud to announce the publication of the “Essential Standards” for the safe use of laser and light sources in non-surgical aesthetic applications.
The BMLA "Essential Standards" are specifically written to offer a clear and comprehensive set of industry standards for the use of non-surgical aesthetic application of Laser and IPL. In the absence of regulation, these standards provide the entire sector with the required guidance needed to implement best practice and improve both patient and operator safety. The BMLA Essential Standards were formally launched at their 35th Annual Conference held in Manchester (17-19 May).
*Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions (Department of Health)
What the Laser Standards are - the headings cover
- Protocols & Procedures
Clients receive treatment using lasers and intense pulsed lights from competent operators and in accordance with appropriate procedures
- Training for laser / IPL operators
Clients receive treatment from appropriately trained operators
- Safe environments for laser / IPL use
The environment in which lasers and intense pulsed light systems are used is safe.
For Further information please contact
Cosmetic Surgery (Standards of Practice) Bill fails
Cosmetic Surgery (Standards of Practice) Bill 2016-17 was launched in the House of Commons by the Labour MP for North Durham, Mr Kevan Jones.
Mr Jones wanted to see the law changed to make cosmetic surgery firms more accountable, with less ability to aggressively market procedures. He wanted to ensure the people carrying out cosmetic surgery are properly trained, in line with the licensing and accreditation plans from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), and to establish a code to ensure that patients are properly informed about cosmetic procedures and associated risk.
After introducing the Private Member`s Bill with its first reading on 19th October 2016, the second reading was scheduled to take place on 24th March 2017. This was later pushed to 12th May 2017. Sadly, the General Election got in the way!
The official statement on the Parliament website reads; "This Bill was expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 12 May 2017. However, as a General Election has now been called and Parliament will be dissolved from 3 May 2017, the Bill falls and no further action will be taken."
Reverse Diabetes – a medical goal
Fasting-Mimicking Diet Promotes Ngn3-Driven β-Cell Regeneration to Reverse Diabetes
Our Director Sally Taber, President of the Royal Society of Medicine Open Section, attended a convincing research dissertation organised by Court House Clinics at the RSM on this radically new treatment. She reports that there is further detail of Professor Longos research at www.prolonfmd.com or www.cell.com
Professor Longo and Michael Moseley believe there are massive benefits from fasting, in preventing the spread of diabetes.
Prof Longo really is the top of his field and is also doing research on the benefits of a more aggressive fasting on cancer.
Court House intend to take this forward in their clinics.
Statement on status of Dental Therapists and Hygienists in relation to Treatments you can Trust Public Register
Following an intervention by the Professional Standards Authority, the following rules will apply to the Treatments You Can Trust Public Register exhibited on the TYCT Website.
Appropriately qualified Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists who do not have prescription rights should perform injectable cosmetic interventions only under the supervision of a dentist holding understanding injectable cosmetic interventions. Only the dentist will be named on the Public Register, and will be shown as "Lead Practitioner".
TYCT will continue to validate and record dental therapists and dental hygienists in association with their lead practitioner against the date when they can be shown on the JCCP Public Register after November 2017.
For Marketing Teams
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.
- 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!
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.
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