Sk:n partners with JCCP to strengthen regulation in aesthetic industry
UK clinic group sk:n has partnered with the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) to improve patient safety, public protection and accelerate regulation in the aesthetics industry.
Sk:n and the JCCP aim to raise public awareness about the dangers of having under qualified practitioners carry out non-surgical treatments.
The partnership hopes to provoke laws to regulate the aesthetics industry. From licensing of premises to the training and qualifications of practitioners, both sk:n and JCCP believe legal standards need to be set.
Along with the JCCP’s Government advisory role, sk:n hopes its network of consultant dermatologists, doctors, nurses and industry-leading medical credentials will help to influence big changes in the industry.
According to sk:n, the UK aesthetics and cosmetic surgery industry is estimated to be worth £3.6 billion, with non-surgical aesthetic treatments, including fillers and injectables, accounting for nine out of 10 procedures. However, sk:n emphasises how this "severely unregulated" industry can compromise patient safety.
Professor David Sines, Chairman of the JCCP, said: "Experts from sk:n have been actively engaged since 2016 in assisting the JCCP to develop a number of its published standards and have contributed extensively to broader debates about regulation and patient safety.
"The JCCP is delighted to be able to formalise this relationship into a clear partnership where both parties can contribute to raising standards regarding patient safety, ethical practice and public protection as central tenets of our shared mission and values."
JCCP is a UK charity that operates as a self-regulating body for the aesthetics and hair restoration sector. It was instigated by Health Education England on behalf of NHS England and the Department of Health.