The Health and Care Act and the future licensing of aesthetic practitioners providing non-surgical cosmetic procedures

02 September 2022
Volume 11 · Issue 7


David Sines answers some frequently asked questions about the new licensing scheme

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) met with the Right Honourable Maria Caulfield Parliamentary under secretary of state for primary care and patient safety on 14 June 2022 and discussed a range of key issues relating to the proposed new licencing scheme for non-surgical aesthetics in England. As a result of this meeting, the following recommendations were made.

» … the JCCP expects that the Government will seek to remove the duplication of inspection regimes. However, what is clear is that the new national licensing standard for aesthetic practice will be applied to all providers and practitioners, regardless of their professional background «

The new Health and Care Act 2022 gives the Government the power to introduce a licensing scheme for practitioners who operate in England. Work is now underway to decide what the licensing scheme will look like. This will then be introduced via secondary legislation. The timescale for this is yet to be outlined.

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