The JCCP's response to the DHSC licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures first consultation paper

02 December 2023
Volume 12 · Issue 10


The JCCP has presented its response to the Government's first public consultation document with the aim of informing and determining the standard, type and content of the new practitioner licence

The JCCP has applauded the Government for taking this first key step to enforce statutory regulation of the non-surgical aesthetics sector in England. In so doing, the JCCP recognises the need to extend the principles enshrined within the new scheme to the devolved nations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It has always been our opinion that the adoption of any new system of statutory reform and regulation must be schemes. The importance of ensuring that all licensed practitioners operate from appropriately licensed, hygienic and safe premises is also considered to be essential by the JCCP.

» The JCCP has been unequivocal in its response and has advised that all aesthetic procedures that are considered to be invasive, complex or present with a higher risk of complications should be restricted and limited exclusively to qualified and regulated healthcare professionals «

The JCCP has reiterated that in their opinion all aesthetic practitioners should provide evidence of full compliance with all standards that are proposed in the future, to underpin a national system of licensing for the aesthetics industry. For this to be achieved, dialogue will need to take place between the MHRA, the CQC, local government licensing authorities, the professional standards authority, professional associations, professional statutory regulatory bodies, The Institute of Licensing, Trading Standards Authorities, the Health and Safety Executive and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to ensure that there is no compromise to patient and public safety.

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