This newsletter gives you an update on what is happening – and happening fast – and will affect you.
JCCP Launch at the House of Lords
Hundreds of regulators and aesthetic professionals met in the River Thames-facing Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords in Westminster for the launch of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) on February 22.
Baroness Trish Morris of Bolton OBE opens the proceedings above
CPSA Standards - their development
The CPSA Standards were developed from the HEE Requirements of 2015. The CPSA Standards were put out to consultation in 2017, ending in October, and all comments were taken into account. TYCT has since been engaged in work to ensure their achievability and practicality, resulting in a number of adjustments.
The Overarching Principles have been modified to clarify supervision requirements and definitions, which relate directly to the Supervision Matrix. The Overarching Principles also include further details on Out of hours and emergency cover; inclusion of novel and untested treatments.
Contention over whether training for LIPLED practitioners to level 4 is compulsory has been reduced by the inclusion of a reasonable timescale for the majority Level 3 practitioners to reach Level 4. It has been decided that non-clinicians must have a minimum qualification of Level 4, however for the first 2 years of provisional registration, Level 3 Entrants will be accepted, subject to confirm intention to progress to Level 4. The required cooling off period has been aligned with those for other modalities.
Reference to the TYCT (now BMLA) Essential Standards for laser treatments is included; requirements for supervision of new practitioners; accessibility of Laser / IPL protection supervisor.
Among the issues with Dermal fillers were access to an emergency number; confirmation that only Level 6 or 7 qualifications are acceptable for this treatment; skin preparation requirements; access to hyperbaric oxygen chamber. This has now been changed to Level 7 only.
Toxin Standards were improved by definition of a procedure room to exclude carpeted environments; confirmation that only Level 7 qualifications are acceptable for this treatment; practical clinical waste procedures; cooling-off to include re-treatments in line with GMC requirements; appropriate follow-up.
Rejuvenation - clearer definition of level of training required for micro-needling; cooling off period to align with GMC Guidance; practical requirement for emergency contact; training level for power-assisted skin-needling clarified; manual devices user level clarified; number of treatments before initial validation of practitioner. There is recognition that these procedures do carry risk and Supervision is required and truncated according to the risks.
Based on the consultation, significant changes have been made to the Supervision Matrix; which defines who should supervise whom, and how qualified the supervisor should be. This Matrix is core to the standards and designed to promote professionalism and accountability in the industry, safeguarding patients and practitioners. While the discouragement of lone working is necessary, a practical framework for supervision is also necessary.
The Matrix was written on the assumption that all concerned would be familiar with the concept of co-operative all round support to the practitioner. Supervision is not designed to be overbearing or intrusive; but an additional safety net to discuss cases, provide hands on support where required and assist in practitioner professional development.
The CPSA are due to hold workshops / Q&A sessions for practitioners later this year to improve understanding of the Standards and how best to implement them. The CPSA also recognise that this is an evolutionary process and will take time to establish.
Transfer of TYCT Register to JCCP Register
What you need to know
- All is explained in our Transfer of TYCT Register to JCCP Register (PDF)
TYCT will be renewing registrations, which will then be transferred to JCCP, for several weeks until further notice.
Your privacy and our records
Under the GDPR we need your agreement to allow us to transfer our record about you as a practitioner to JCCP Custody. We are writing to all independent practitioners individually to obtain permission. The larger providers are approaching their members for agreement.
If you do not receive this invitation before 15 March, then use this link to make your preference known to us:
Training Providers JCCP Register
The JCCP will also provide a register of approved education and training providers, whose courses will provide the acceptable level of knowledge and practice competence required to become fully registered.
Please direct enquiries to:
- Telephone 02392 483 406
JCCP Education and Training Seminars
The JCCP are pleased to announce they are hosting 2 Education and Training Seminars in April 2018. These events are designed primarily for education/training providers looking to enter the JCCP Education and Training Provider Register.
- 20 April 12:00–15:00 London
- 25 April 12:00–15:00 Manchester
Format for the day:
- 12:00-13.30 - presentation on the JCCP Standards and process for applying to enter the education and training provider register
- 13.30-15:00 - This session is specifically for smaller providers who do not have academic accreditation or have accreditation with non Ofqual or FE/HE regulated providers. The purpose of this session will be to understand the range and volume of providers in this category and explore their questions, concerns and suggestions for consideration by the JCCP.
Places are limited; Email the JCCP if you wish to attend one of these sessions, indicating WHICH DATE / LOCATION YOU WISH TO ATTEND.
Venue information will be released on reply to your email.
JCCP and CPSA Practice Guidance (The Code) for Practitioners who provide cosmetic interventions
JCCP has published a Code for Practitioners. The aim is to give practitioners a sense of belonging to this applied area of practice and outline the duty of care to the public and to other practitioners. The guidance is based on the highest current standard and, as such, is based on the GMC Guidance for doctors providing cosmetic interventions. Many of the guidelines will be familiar to healthcare professionals committed to revalidation, such as performing an annual audit; and committing to joining a circle of similar cosmetic professionals for support and development. Familiar also will be the requirement for CPD.
Practitioners transferring from the TYCT Register will hold “provisional” status on the JCCP Register, and will have two years to adapt and conform.
The GMC Standards were adopted by TYCT in 2016 and will be known by all the practitioners on the TYCT Register.
- See the JCCP / CPSA Code of Practice
JCCP Fitness to Practice and is now inclusive of all UK countries
Professional Standards Authority has confirmed (subject to approval of the JCCP Register) that the remit for JCCP can be extended to all four countries of UK.
Rules for Fitness to Practice proceedings have been prepared.
PSA has held a seminar on the key elements needed to create a “good” fitness to practice process.
- See Regulatory news update FTP report
Care quality commission new powers to inspect independent healthcare services
Care Quality Commission Consultation for Independent Healthcare Sector
If you are now, or likely to be, registered with CQC it is important to read this reference
The proposals set out how CQC intends to develop its next phase of regulation for independent healthcare services, such as independent acute hospitals, independent doctors and clinics, and independent substance misuse services. They include:
- How CQC plans to introduce quality ratings following its inspections for those independent healthcare services that it was given the power to rate by the Department of Health and Social Care last month.
- Changes to the regulation of independent healthcare services, including the scheduling and intensity of its inspections and how CQC will monitor providers and gather its intelligence on an ongoing basis.
The consultation is open, closing on Friday 23 March 2018.
More information can be found
Health Select Committee
Derek Thomas and Martin Vickers have been elected to the Health Select Committee replacing Maggie Throup and Dr Caroline Johnson who have taken on positions in Government as Parliamentary Private Secretaries.
Derek Thomas is the Member of Parliament for St Ives in Cornwall and was elected in 2015. Between 2015–2017 he was a member of the Science and Technology Committee and is currently the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease.
Martin Vickers has been the Member of Parliament for Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire since 2010. He was previously a member of the Transport Committee and the Procedure Committee.
Are you Kind?
A Kindness Audit has been produced by the Edith Ellen Foundation and it is a useful tool for all engaged in the caring professions. Although a review of the way a care home feels, operates and succeeds, we think that the principles could profitably be applied in an aesthetic practice.
- See the Kindness Audit