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Effective evidence gathering for stress-free clinic inspections

When inspecting your clinic, the CQC wants to ensure you meet the fundamental standards and key lines of enquiry (KLOE) as set out in their guidance. Five questions are asked, which guide their...

Can medical aesthetic treatments improve mental health?

Mental health problems are a growing public health concern and are becoming established as one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide (World Health Organization (WHO), 2001;...

Informed consent in medical aesthetics

You may be familiar with the court decision of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) UKSC 11. This was a case in which damages were awarded as a result of a failure to adequately explain the...

Standards of prescribing: the possible implications of a licensing scheme

» The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners has previously advised of the need for all healthcare practitioners who work in the aesthetic sector to adopt an assiduous approach to accurate record...

Much to look forward to in 2023

This patient was a 30-year-old woman had no relevant medical history and no known allergies. She received toxin treatment to the glabella, forehead and crow's feet at a cost of £80 for the full...

How national regulation will improve patient outcomes

The UK aesthetics sector is widely recognised to need statutory regulation and greater patient safety. Often referred to as the ‘Wild West’, the UK currently allows non-medical professionals to...

A reflective statement on the experience of being a mentor

The recommendations for leadership, as described in the Harvard Business Review (2011), can be adapted to mentorship. Clear values and vision can promote productive and harmonious working between the...

The future of aesthetic nursing

Without a doubt, regenerative medicine of all kinds is at the forefront of aesthetic medicine, and incorporation will give an extra dimension to practices. When you think about it, non-invasive...

Good practice guide for education and training providers

Potential students/course participants should be able to fully understand what is being offered when they review advertisements for training and education courses. This will include the inclusion of...

An evaluative report of the practice of mentoring for nurses in aesthetic medicine

It is important to understand the lack of regulation in aesthetic medicine in order to critically analyse and evaluate the role of the mentor within this specialism. Following Keogh's (2013) review of...

Importance of the consultation

There are numerous medical models of consulting described in the literature, such as the Calgary–Cambridge and Pendleton models (Denness, 2013), and many of us from the NHS have retained this way of...

Why choose Journal of Aesthetic Nursing?

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing is the peer-reviewed journal at the forefront of medical aesthetics. We share clinical expertise, practical guidance and professional mentorship to help you develop skills and improve your practice.

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