On the 31 July 2018 the JCCP (Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners) Trustee Board considered whether beauty therapists should be eligible for entry to their injectable register. This came from concerns raised by a wide range of stakeholders and patients who called upon the JCCP to review their position whilst further evidence was collected about beauty therapists administering the injectables.
Professor David Sines, chair of the JCCP explained, “Many stakeholders have requested that the JCCP should review their position with regard to registering non-health care practitioners in the area of injectables.”
At the beginning of August 2018 the JCCP announced that they will only allow medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and appropriately qualified allied health professionals who are registered with Professional Statutory Regulated Bodies (PSRBs) to join the ‘injectable and dermal filler’ practitioner register on meeting the necessary pre requisites for their listed modality.
Practitioners joining the register for injectable procedures at Level 7 will have to provide evidence that they are registered Health Care Practitioners. It is important to note, however, that this does not mean that non-HCPs cannot register at Level 7 (or Levels 4-6) for other modalities, which do not involve injectable procedures.
Professor David Sines confirmed, “The JCCP Board has taken time to review the representations it has received and has agreed to restrict entry of non-healthcare practitioners to the Level 7 injectables and dermal filler parts of the JCCP Register at this time. These changes will now be implemented.” He went on to say that “as a non-statutory voluntary register with no requirement for practitioners to join the JCCP is not authorised to impose any restriction on the legal practice of any Aesthetic Practitioner, irrespective of their background. For the avoidance of doubt the JCCP acknowledges that no legal statute exists in the United Kingdom to restrict the right of either Beauty Therapists or other persons to deliver these treatments”.
Who are the JCCP?
The JCCP (Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners) was developed to give voluntary regulation to the unregulated world of aesthetics. Just like you can search for Doctors on the GMC register to check their registrations, you will be able to search for aesthetic practitioners on the JCCP register to check they have met the required standards. In order to be on the register practitioners must successfully demonstrate the necessary qualifications, training and experience. One of the most popular options is to complete the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine.
What is Level 7?
The Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine is an Ofqual regulated qualification, developed by the regulated Awarding Body Industry Qualifications. This competence based qualification is aimed at doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives who hold a current professional registration.
We our proud to offer the certificate using our 16 years of experience we have re-designed the Level 7 Qualification keeping in line with the HEE guidelines to provide you with a clear, comprehensive pathway to achieve this certificate.
To find out more about completing the Level 7 certificate with Cosmetic Course you can find out more by clicking here or you can speak to one of our dedicated Level 7 coordinators on 01844 390110 / [email protected].