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Dr Paul Charlson registers with JCCP

Paul is delighted to be the first doctor to register with the JCCP, the body which protects patient safety and regulates  cosmetic practice. He is on the board of the Joint Council which represents all the major professions working within cosmetic practice to come up with a register of certified practitioners that meet the required standards to ensure safetry and professional care of patients.

Over the last 10 years there has been a significantly high rise in the number and type of non-surgical aesthetic procedures performed in the UK. Many of these procedures come within the remit of ‘Regulators’ but many do not. Many non-medically and medically trained Practitioners are performing treatments that are considered to put patients at risk without the necessary supervision. There has also been a rise in complaints about treatments provided by medically trained Practitioners.

To regulate and provide a clear route of redress for the public an explicit set of competences was required for each procedure with accompanying clinical and practice-based standards. Many premises are not required to be inspected resulting in wide variations in quality and safety.

These omissions have led to Government led enquiries and the establishment of industry based working parties to address these issues.

From these processes have emerged the new Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) to oversee voluntary regulation and the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA) to set evidence-based practice standards. 

Core principles of the JCCP / CPSA Framework

Driven by Patient / Public Safety

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A Code of Ethical Practise

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Independence

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Inclusivity

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Fairness

Sustainability