Cosmetica Training reviews the impact of the Keogh Report

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Cosmetic training company looks into proposed changes of the non-surgical industry

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We welcome the prospect of tighter regulation of the industry which can only bring benefits in terms of enhanced patient safety and improved protection for the professional status of our course delegates.

Botox & Aesthetic Course provider Cosmetica has reviewed recommendations made by Sir Bruce Keogh in his final report, Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, and the impact this will have on improving public protection in the non-surgical industry, in order to promote professional standards of care in the aesthetic sector.

One of the main controversies of the report was recommendation 5 that infers the question, should beauty therapists inject? Opinion is divided but Cosmetic Training said they should only be able to provide treatment if a prescriber is supervising them – but that the prospect of a prescriber giving their time to supervise a beauty therapist is questionable if they could undertake the treatment themselves and achieve a higher rate of income.

The Botox & Aesthetic Course provider has also been quick to support recommendation 37 that device manufacture risk pools be established, stating that the recommendation should be given renewed emphasis in light of the recent PIP scandal, in which the NHS had to cover the cost of surgery for patients who were given inadequate care by their surgical companies.

For providers of non-surgical interventions, recommendation 6 on the development of an appropriate accredited qualification is one that Cosmetica Training believes would lead to an increase in the cost of training courses. An increase in price would also result if recommendations 7 & 8 on the central registration of practitioners and ongoing training were to go ahead. Based on this it would be advisable for doctors, dentists and nurses to take advantage of the current costs for training courses in Botox, Dermal Filler and Aesthetics.

In response to recommendations 29, 30 & 31 regarding advertising and social responsibility, Cosmetic Training said they could only be seen as a good thing and that financial inducements and time-sensitive deals should not be used to entice the public to undergo treatment, adding that alternative methods of ethical advertising must be utilised.

Gareth Williams, business manager of Cosmetic Training, said: “Here at Cosmetica Training we have always adhered to the highest possible ethical and professional standards. We welcome the prospect of tighter regulation of the industry which can only bring benefits in terms of enhanced patient safety and improved protection for the professional status of our course delegates.”

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About Cosmetic Training

Cosmetica Training is a leading provider of Botox & Aesthetic Courses in the UK and concentrates on giving doctors, dentists and nurses the theoretical and practical knowledge to provide the latest non-surgical treatments. Cosmetica Training tutors are highly experienced in the aesthetic industry and run successful private clinics.

They see the governmental industry standards as being a welcome addition to the sector and believe they will provide protection for practitioners and the public, as set out in Cosmetica Training’s in-depth response to the Keogh Report. It is Cosmetic Training’s hope that this will see an end to less ethical injectors in the UK and allow a professional standard of care.

For more information please visit http://www.cosmeticatraining.co.uk/

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