British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

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Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices and untrained or inexperienced practitioners.

BACN Responds to report in The Times about patients being at risk over Botox Jabs

The Times newspaper published an article entitled - Patient put at risk over Botox jabs - following an investigation into industry practices.?The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses responded to this report with the following statement.

Remote prescribing of Botox by Doctors over telephone and internet banned by GMC

The General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members, UK Doctors, stating that the practice of remotely prescribing prescription only botulinum toxin products, such as the brands Botox, Vistabel, Azzalure, Dysport, Xeomin and Bocouture will no longer be permitted and Doctors must see a patient face-to-face before issuing a prescription for the drug; (although they may still delegate the administration of it to someone under their supervision, such as a nurse).

The Furore over Fillers! What all the fuss is about...

Speculation over the safety of cosmetic fillers has transpired in the midst of the recent explosion over faulty PIP breast implants. With the Health Secretary trying to tackle the fears of 40,000 women affected by this catastrophe, questions are now being presented about other areas of cosmetic beauty including anti-ageing fillers, and how safe they are.

Cosmetic News Awards 2011 - And the winners are

A rundown of the first Cosmetic News Aesthetic Awards 2011 from the venue to the night's awards winners.

Bogus Nurses - Some cosmetic injectable providers not NMC registered finds BACN

It recently came to the attention of The BACN that there are practitioners who have busy and successful clinics who claim to be nurses but are not, and never have been, registered with the NMC. It concerns us that they have been trained and receive supplies and their qualifications have not been checked or challenged.

Inaugural BACN Meeting a Success!

The inaugural conference of the BACN was a truly a turning point when aesthetic nurses found their voice and approached the next chapter with confidence.

Inaugural Conference of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) will be holding their inaugural conference on Saturday 11th September 2010 at the Royal College of Physicians.