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BACN Newsletter March 2014        

Super Secrets Workshop BACN Strategic Plan BACN Educational Framework BACN ‘Elite’ Facebook Group reopens Regional Group News BACN Conference 2014 Changes at The Top

Dear Member, Super Secrets to Business Success On Monday we held our business skills workshop in London - Super Secrets to Business Success. Last year’s meeting was a huge success and those who attended were unanimous in telling us that it was the best business skills meeting they had attended (even from 2 venture capitalists, reviewing and planning investments!). We promised to organise another and Sharon Bennett rose to the challenge to pull a programme together. She did an amazing job and though I expected a high standard, this year’s gathering exceeded everyone’s expectations! Each and every speaker and presentation topic was outstanding and we were taken on an exciting and inspirational journey. I was doing a Will-IAm throughout and twittering like mad in a feeble attempt to share the key tips and the buzz. We will be doing this again next year, perhaps taking it North. We are hoping that some of the speakers may be able to give us their presentations as handouts and some were asked if they could be brought back to talk for longer. In particular accountant Roger Smallwood had much to share with us and he has kindly offered to organise something further and more detailed for BACN members, which Sharon is discussing with him. The event was not oversubscribed this year which was partly down to the elevated cost at RCOG, so we will organise a less expensive venue next time in the hope that members will take up the opportunity to attend. We are delighted that the feedback from our members who attended was that it was worth every penny. Strategic Plan As usual we are looking back and looking forward. The Board has agreed a Strategic Plan for the next three years to keep us focussed and moving forward at a pace. We welcome your feedback and any volunteers to help on special projects. Click here to read the plan.

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BACN Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014 Join the BACN in BRIGHTON for the not-to-be-missed event of the year! Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014 Friday 3rd October Workshops Saturday 4th October Hilton Brighton Metropole The South of England’s famous seaside city, Brighton is historic, elegant, offbeat and fun. It's the perfect place for a break, on England's south coast and just under an hour from London – make a weekend of it!

Bright ‘N’ Beautiful Highlights: Impressive programme of speakers on Friday - Hot Topics Workshops on Saturday Friday evening Dinner/Dance with Awards Ceremony and tribute band Fantastic location Beachfront Shopping Nightlife and BRIGHTON COMEDY FESTIVAL (booked separately)

Open to ALL professionals within the Aesthetic Industry

Book NOW via the BRAND NEW Conference Section of the Website!!

Education We recognise that education will play a key role in the future of Aesthetics. It is the primary challenge and concern from the government down. Informed by our discussions with other professional bodies, The Department of Health, The British Standards Institute feeding into The European Standards Committee and latterly Health Education England (who are charged with setting standards in education for this field) - and with reference to The BACN Competency Framework, Andrew Rankin, in consultation with The Education Committee which he Chairs and the BACN Board, has drafted our Framework for Education - our vision, if you like. We fully anticipate greater flexibility will be written in, it will remain a work in progress, but it sets out to align with all the above. The HEE has received our Competency Framework (Available on the website), Education Framework and a formal response to their call for evidence on which we collaborated with BCAM. Both organisations recognise that between us we represent the largest body of practitioners and have had meetings to explore our common ground. We agreed a joint response would be most appropriate and indeed present a stronger case. We enjoyed working with our colleagues in BCAM and look forward to constructive and productive collaboration moving forward. Andrew Rankin has been invited to join the HEE Expert Reference Group, representing BACN and we are delighted that Suzanne Armstrong is now fully engaged with The Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group (SCIEG) and will be attending their first meeting in April. We all felt quite emotional following the publication of the Government Recommendations in February. The BACN, I feel, did us all proud, by seeking to recognise the positive and set out to work with the opportunities we still have to raise standards of practice, patient education and safety, both for the public and for practitioners. Sharon Bennett joined the panel for debate, Chaired by Peter Sissons at The ACE Conference this weekend and everyone there will agree she did aesthetic nurses proud. She has been inundated with praise for her well informed and constructive comments, well done Sharon!

The panel with our own Sharon Bennett ready for Question Time hosted by Peter Sissons at ACE 2014.

As the only nurse on the panel Sharon Bennett rises to the occasion extolling the safe practice of BACN nurses.

Elite Aesthetic nurses! As an organisation, we have, at times, been accused by some of being elitist, judgemental and superior. I hope you all appreciate this is not the case, however, if we are to establish clearly that Aesthetic Medicine, and in particular, Aesthetic Nurses are professional, ethical and responsible, then we have to set the bar and we have to support our members to hold their standards at a level we can all be proud of. Agreeing a Code of Conduct was a relatively small step; this will be reviewed and updated following further consultation with membership. It is my hope that in the not too distant future, our members will take ownership of the word, 'elite' and distance ourselves from those who choose to compromise professional standards, motivated purely by financial gain. With this goal in mind, and due to increased media attention, we will be working towards a practitioner finder on our website. With this in place it will be even more important for our members to abide by our code of conduct to uphold the credibility we have all achieved. Facebook Never let it be said we are out of touch with membership or that we don't listen. Due to popular demand, the Board have agreed to reopen the doors to our closed Facebook group. We are reviewing the conduct rules for the page and hope those who use it will engage in a friendly, professional and supportive way. Please do read the 'club rules' on your way in. We will ensure the group is moderated to prevent exploitation and keep the tone friendly and professional. On application to the group you will receive an email detailing the code of conduct for the group and on receipt of your agreement, and confirmation of membership you will have access to the group.

Regional Group News We recently hosted a teleconference for The Regional Leaders to feedback on our new draft guidelines for Regional Groups. The leaders unanimously rejected the guidelines and in response we have redrafted them, allowing much greater flexibility for the individual leaders and group members to steer their own agendas. We have also met with key sponsors and find each have suggested different ways they wish to interact with the groups. Kris Wilkinson, supported by Lou Sommereux, will be working hard to ensure all the groups are supported and successful. In the end, this success will be measured by membership attendance and engagement. Please remember, ALL the information on Regional Groups and upcoming meetings, agendas, diary dates and minutes are available on the website. Please do visit to make sure you are not missing out. You are also sent meeting information and reminders by Kris. If you are not receiving anything, do check your spam box and that we have the correct contact details for you. Regional Events Scotland - Glasgow Regional Group hold BLS/CPR Training - 27th March 2014 Date: 27 March 2014 Time: 1pm - 5pm Venue: First Aid Scotland Training & Consultancy Address: The Pentagon Centre, Suite 109 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ Southampton & Portsmouth Regional Meeting Date: 19 May 2014 Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: Mortimer Arms Address: Romsey Road, Ower, Hampshire, SO51 6AF

Congratulations! Congratulations to Sharon King, Sharron Brown and Adrian Baker for being short listed for British Journal of Nursing, Aesthetic Nurse of The Year Award. Good luck on the night! Lou and I will be there on 21st to toast the winner. For more information on the awards please 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 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 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, South West - Cornwall, Devon, Lower South Somerset (preferably split into regions) South Central - Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire 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.

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Changes at The Top The Board wishes to welcome Julie Brackenbury and Sharon Gilshenan who will be acting board members until we have a formal membership Vote in October. Any members who are interested in board or committee positions need only contact the office for further information. Thank you Julie and Sharon for volunteering. I have been writing this newsletter holding my breath and wondering how to present this next bit of news.... Having been on an amazing, challenging and inspirational journey with The BACN over these past 4 years (My GOD! is it only 4 years??!) and been privileged to work with and get to know the most brilliant, passionate and committed professionals in this mad world, but I have made the tough decision to step down as Chair in the firm knowledge that I will be handing over the reins to safe hands. I recognise the BACN is an organisation that should never be too closely identified, nor too dependent, on any one individual. We have an outstanding team on the Board, a clear sense of direction with our best ever Strategic Plan and a great team in the office to support membership and keep the wheels well oiled. I am extremely proud of all we have achieved in such a short space of time and very excited about the next few years for Aesthetic Nursing. I had been aiming to step down in October. The change has come now because I have very recently been offered a new role which I know will require my full attention. You will be hearing more about this in the coming months. I will continue to be an active member and a champion of The BACN and all it represents and will look forward to seeing you all in Brighton, in October. I will be handing over the reins to the Vice Chair, Sharon Bennett in the interim period until formal elections can be held. Lou Sommereux will be acting Vice Chair. So, in this, my last BACN Newsletter, I want to say, what an honour and a privilege it has been coming to know and working with so many inspirational nurses. We must all continue to focus on the best we have to offer and not let ourselves be brought down by the negative. Let’s steer this ship straight and true, encourage those with the same destination in mind to come aboard and others will sink or swim.

Kind Regards,

Emma Davies BACN Chair

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