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BACN Newsletter June 2014          

Hello from Chair Strategic Plan Our Vision Interim CEO HEE Update Universities Regional Groups Updates British Standards Institute / CEN report Annual Conference Elections

Dear Member, Hello from Interim Chair Sharon Bennett Since taking over the Chair position from Emma Davies on an interim basis, it has been pretty hectic for us all on the committee. This is partly due to the fact that Emma was based in the office in Wells, which allowed for an easy working environment and relationship with Liz and Kris, the admin team. Although as Vice Chair I had been part of the running of the Association I had been quite protected from life “in the BACN office” as I was not onsite. Emma had also dedicated 2 days per week (often more) to the BACN as a salaried operations officer and this is no longer the case. All of us on the management board have active and busy clinics and are located at various corners of the UK. There are therefore many emails and telephone calls flying over the airwaves. Strategic Plan Even before Emma left we recognized that the BACN required a more definitive structure, as any successful business operation does, and to enable that we needed to have a short and long term Strategic Plan in place. To help us with this we have been working with Paul Burgess, an experienced business consultant who holds a number of board positions across many companies and charities and has worked in a range of industries including the healthcare sector and government. We have been so fortunate to have the expertise of such a professional and who has become so enthusiastic about what we do. His leadership with the strategic plan has been a Godsend. So our 3 year Strategic Plan has been written to give us all a clear vision of the future, how to manage our fast growing organization and ensuring we focus on key areas of importance to benefit the association and members. It will establish the BACN as the leading authority in cosmetic medicine through its members.

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Our Vision “By 2017 the BACN will be recognised as the primary Membership Association in the field of Cosmetic Medicine providing expert level advice on standards, best practice in training, education and innovative services to its specialist nursing members so that they can offer the best and most secure outcomes for people seeking their professional service". Core elements and priorities have been identified which will form the platform on which we will build. The drivers of this strategy have come from various important areas including political and environmental, education, training and standards, enhancing membership values, managing the increasing needs of members, providing an industry lead and raising the external profile of the association, financial sustainability, enhancing patient experiences. The Plan is a working and flexible document, by which I mean we can revisit it and make changes if we feel it necessary. We have divided it into a timeline and into areas of immediate importance and future projects and aims. It allows us all to be clear on our aims as an association and how we are going to achieve them. There are still some small areas to be tidied up and then it will be on the website for all to refer to. We have also considered the gap we now have in initiating the work that the strategic plan demands, putting together the governance with policies, accounting systems, negotiations with universities eventually, and ensuring Kris and Liz are able to carry out their work without having to deal with many of the business issues and other work which is not in their remit. At the moment they are everything to everyone, for which we thank them wholeheartedly. Interim CEO As I have mentioned above, Emma held a salaried position as Operations Officer as well as Chair, although her remuneration was low in relation to the vast amount of what she actually did. The conclusions from the Strategic Review identified that we needed a working Chief Executive to put into place the physical side of the strategic plan and fill some of the gap left behind by Emma on the business management side. For this reason the whole board have unanimously agreed that Paul Burgess should take on the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer working 2 days per week, until at least after our conference when it will be reviewed. This will tidy up all the business structure elements and allow him to look at future projects requiring his expertise. Other key areas Paul will be developing include income generating activities, raising the profile of the BACN and upgrading and offering new Membership Services and Products. Paul has already started work and would love to hear from any members with views on the future of the BACN. In addition Paul will try to visit the Regional Committees to introduce himself to you. I look forward to working with Paul who is really excited about the future of the BACN. To contact Paul: HEE Update Andrew Rankin, our Educational Lead and Board member, has been working incredibly hard with Health Education England (HEE), who you will know is charged with the educational element of Sir Bruce Keogh recommendations. He is part of the HEE Expert Reference Group (ERG) made up of a variety of stakeholders including nurses, doctors, dentists, beauty therapists, patient representatives and others. It is such a complicated task to map out and agree on levels of education in aesthetics, who should and shouldn’t be treating and other contentious issues. It seems likely that the HEE will recommend that legislation be put in place that all patients will have to have an initial consultation with a trained medical professional who has a regulatory body qualification. There are various phases to the work HEE are carrying out and Andrew has written an outline of the work to date to try and offer some clarity. He has also written a piece for the next BACN column in the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing explaining where we are to date. As I know well from being on the BSI committee, things move quickly and news written for a journal one day may sometimes be a little out of date by the time it is read, but the JAN article will give you some idea of the process.

Universities There have been a number of universities approaching us recently wanting our help in putting together cosmetic courses at a variety of academic levels. Some of the past experiences have not been good in this area so we need a clear and coordinated approach. This will be led by our new Interim CEO advised by Andrew Rankin our key person leading on education and training. Our aim will be to develop some partnerships with Universities who want to work with the BACN to deliver excellence in training based on the key competencies developed by ourselves. These relationships will develop over the next 6 months as more information emerges from the HEE and Government. Our BACN RCN accredited competencies are in much demand - they will be re-edited and re-accredited this year with additional competencies, expanded areas and updates on references etc. So although this is early days it is something we will revisit. Regional Groups Report Following consultations with regional leaders we have a new format for engaging sponsors for the sponsorship of regional meetings. We are aware that members have a relationship with reps and companies, the previous policy appeared complicated and some companies were unhappy about their reps being approached directly, causing confusion. As we have so many regions it is simpler that all suggestions for a sponsored meeting go via Kris. Kris will liaise with the proposed company for suitable dates then pass it over to the leader to arrange the meeting. Kris will market the meeting to members on regular basis. All leaders must give Kris their proposed dates for the year so members can plan ahead for attendance and allow any sponsored companies to arrange their staff commitments. Kris has a number of companies wishing to sponsor a regional meeting and so we are very grateful for their support to us. All proposed educational meetings sponsored by suitable companies are on the website for members to see and if a member wishes to attend any meeting out of their own region this is not a problem at all. Each region must have a minimum of 4 meetings a year. Attendance is important evidence of CPD for NMC Revalidation 2015. Recommendation at present from the NMC is 40 hours over three years. Refundable attendance deposit is expected at each sponsored meeting £30. We are now opening regional group meetings to medically trained non-BACN-members with a non-refundable charge of £50. All correspondence with reps must have Kris and Lou cc in for transparency and to avoid confusion. Kris has taken the heat out of being a leader and she does most of the work so it is not an onerous position. If anyone is interested in becoming a regional lead or an assistant regional lead then please let Kris and Lou Sommereux know. In addition our Interim CEO will be looking at the remit of the Regional Groups and their operation so if you have a view please contact Paul. It is in everybody’s interest to have effective regional groupings so all suggestions will be welcome.

RCN Announcement

As all RCN members are aware, cosmetic work undertaken by them falls outside of their core nursing activities and would therefore be deemed as an ancillary activity to their main role. In spite of this, RCN members have previously relied on the discretionary indemnity scheme provided by the RCN to With effect from the 1st July 2014 cover their legal liabilities in the event of causing pain/injury the RCN will no longer provide any to a patient.

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The vast majority of RCN member nurses will not be affected by the proposed changes as they are already covered by their employer’s insurance arrangements, but those nurses working in the aesthetic industry as self-employed individuals should take action now by obtaining an insurance policy to cover any medical malpractice claims that may arise. It has always been Cosmetic Insure’s recommendation that in this ever increasing litigious world, nurses should have their own specific insurance policy to cover all cosmetic treatments undertaken by them. An insurance policy provides certainty and clarity about what is covered to ensure that you are fully protected at the time of a claim. Cosmetic Insure would be more than happy to field any enquiries that RCN members may have regarding their requirements going forward.

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British Standards Institute / CEN report

CEN/TC 403 aesthetic surgical services has just been approved by a European vote and will be a European published standard. As UK lead on the editing of the non-surgical document I am at a short standstill until the CEN approves the document as a new working item and we (CEN) can start proper work on it. We have so far transferred the non-surgical element from the surgical document to a new draft and added to it via a series of teleconferences and emails. I don't envisage any face to face CEN meetings with this document as it is relatively mature work. There should be a public comment on it at some point, which means everyone will have the opportunity to see it and comment, if it is approved as a working item (which it is likely to be). This could be July if all runs to plan. Competencies Document An incredible amount of work from a dedicated BACN group has gone into producing this valuable document. We forwarded links free to members. The document has commercial value and is copyrighted by the BACN. This means that the document cannot be used by third parties without the permission of the BACN. All requests to do this should go to the Interim CEO who will discuss this with me. Please let us know if you hear of any organisation or individual using the Competency Document without our agreement.

Regional Events

Wales Meeting Sponsored by Aestheticare -Skin Rejuv & Skin Repair Date: 02 June 2014 Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: De Vere Village Hotel & Leisure Club, Cardiff Address: 29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff, CF14 7EF

West Midlands Regional Meeting Sponsored by Allergan Date: 03 June 2014 Time: 12.45pm - 4pm Venue: Beautifil Aesthetics Address: Bank Gallery, High Street, Old Kenilworth, CV8 1LY

Scotland - Glasgow Regional Meeting Sponsored by Aestheticare Date: 04 June 2014 Time: 2pm - 6pm Venue: Parklands Country Club Address: Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6DT

South East Regional Meeting - BLS/Anaphylaxis Training Date: 23 June 2014 Time: 9.30am - 2pm Venue: The Inner Goddess Address: 5 Standard Quay, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BS

East Midlands Regional Meeting Sponsored by MERZ Date: 26 June 2014 Time: 5.30pm - 9pm Venue: One Stop Shop Address: Wycliffe House, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4DY

For more information on Regional Groups and to find the latest ones in your are visit

Regional Group Leaders East Midlands Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Coventry and Solihull, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire Tracy Shepherd-Regan: 07734565864 Tracey Zanjani: 07810817661 London Constance Campion: 07921139009 North East Northumberland, Newcastle Area, Durham, Cumbria, Teesside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Simone Sansom: 07718215317 Luisa Scott North West Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, High Peaks Karen Burgess: 07730632838 Emma Chan: 07887 923 982 Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Aine Larkin 07801782509 Scotland Frances Turner Traill: 07821689368

Southampton & Portsmouth Hampshire, Dorset, Southampton & Portsmouth Lisa Niemier: 07827963105 South East Kent, Surrey, Sussex Kelly Costello: 07793737859 Claire Grainger: 077101116672 South West Bristol and Bath, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, South Somerset Lesley Dean: 07779459226 South Central Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Nikki Zanna: 07823337925 Wales Jane Laferla: 07826546066 West Midlands Shropshire, Staffordshire, Hereford and Worcestershire, Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry and Solihull Maria Phillips: 07951207015 Yorkshire and Humberside North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside, Leeds Alice Danker: 07932156920

Leaders are needed for the following Regions: East Anglia - Lou Sommereux to step down end of February South East - this region is usually broken down into Kent, Sussex, Surrey South West - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire Republic of Ireland - currently covered by Aine Larkin in Northern Ireland. If you are interested in becoming a Regional Group Leader please get in touch with Kris on for more information.

Sculptra training day - 2 places left - BOOK NOW! Date: Thursday 3rd July 2014 Venue: Vanity Harrogate (Alice Danker) 4 Church Avenue Harrogate HG1 4 HE Tel:01423 565321 Time: 10.30 to 4.30pm You need to purchase 3 boxes of Sculptra for the part 1 and another 3 boxes 6 weeks later for part 2. Bring own model. To book your place on this workshop, please contact Alice. For further info on Sculptra please contact Sinclairpharma, Barbara Mrozinski Tel: 07875699648

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing - Clinical Excellence in Cosmetic Medicine – 3rd November 2014 Have you heard about the premier event for aesthetic nurses taking place in 2014? The Journal of Aesthetic Nursing has brought more than 10 aesthetic nurses together to present on key clinical and professional issues in the field of medical aesthetics today. Highlights of the event include: - Suzanne Armstrong delivering a keynote speech on the Government's involvement in aesthetic medicine - Helena Collier presenting on undereye rejuvenation with a video demonstration along with her expert commentary - A panel discussion on the appropriate setting for aesthetic procedures - Julie Brackenbury evaluating the evidence on acne treatments - Cheryl Barton discussing the implications of treating a patient who injected herself with dermal filler The full agenda and booking page can be viewed here Book today and don't miss out! Classifieds The latest classified adverts are listed below, please click on the title to view. PLURYAL® Dermal Fillers & Mesoline Professional Training/ Workshop Specialized in maxillo-facial surgery and aesthetic medicine, Dr Jacques-André David is currently one of the well-known aesthetic physicians in France for anti-ageing and well-being procedures. His clinic located in the famous Rivoli street in Paris is visited by the jet-set people, seduced by the classic and the innovative treatments for body contouring and face rejuvenation. Wanted - Two Clinic Nurse Opportunities in London Lead Clinic Nurse & Clinic Nurse Required in London Sale of aesthetic business - Newark Nottinghamshire Leading clinic in Newark, valued at £40k -£50k iRejuvenation App Digital Reporting for Facial Rejuvenation Procedures. Training and Clinical Services Manager (Field Based) - Are you an RGN, multi-skilled in Non Surgical Treatments with 4+ years experience in the Cosmetic Surgery / Aesthetic industry? Have you got qualifications or experience in Health & Safety, Infection Control and Clinical Governance? Do you have extensive training experience?

Conference If you haven't already bought your ticket to conference then please go to the website and register now. Or you can navigate to the Conference part of our website via the main menu bar - there’s lots of info on speakers, exhibitors, accommodation links etc., and being added to on an almost daily basis. This year we have "hand on heart" surpassed ourselves in organising two days of incredible learning, master classes from experts and a full to capacity exhibition arena. Angela Rankin and Liz de Pass have put together great sponsorship packages which have been snapped up by eager companies wanting to meet all of our nurses under one roof. How fantastic it is to be supported by the biggest and the best! This conference is yours so please make the effort and support the association. It takes at least 12 months and a huge amount of work to put on an event such as this and each year it is bigger and better. We take feedback from previous conferences and try to ensure we come up with an event that everyone can enjoy, learn from and leave with new and better practices to incorporate into their clinic. Please take the time out of your busy schedules as we have put this conference together for you , our members, to give an undiluted opportunity to learn, network, enjoy, tick off required CPD, catch up on BACN news and updates, make industry friends and contacts, see what the latest products and services are and hear from the experts. And a little dancing and fun thrown in to the mix! We have opened it to non-members as always and also those medically qualified and working/ interested in cosmetic medicine. We have done this to support those who are not members yet and at the request of those who fall outside the requirements of BACN membership but have a regulatory medical body such as GMC and GDC. Elections Elections for vacancies on the management board and for key officers will be held as part of the AGM of the BACN prior to the Annual Cconference and announced at the conference. We will shortly be sending out the necessary documentation for this to all members. Since Emma has stepped down some of us have stepped into each other's positions in the interim until the formal election can take place so per the constitution.

See you all at conference... Can't wait!

Sharon Bennett Interim BACN Chair

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