David Sines CBE BSc (Hons) RN RMN RNMH RNT PGCTHE PhD FRCN FRSA FHEA
Professor David Sines was recently Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean and Professor of Community Health Care Nursing at the Faculty of Society and Health at Buckinghamshire New University. He held previous roles as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health & Social Care at London South Bank University and as Head of School of Health Sciences at the University of Ulster. David obtained his PhD in social policy from the University of Southampton in 1993 and has held four Secretary of State appointments, including appointments to the UKCC and NMC. He has been a Governor of three NHS Foundation Trusts in London. He recently held an Honorary Appointment with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as Associate Director of Nursing. He is a Fellow of the RCN and received a CBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for ‘Services to Health Care’. David was a Non-Executive Director with the Central London NHS Community Healthcare Trust and an Associate Non Executive Director with Buckinghamshire NHS Hospitals Trust until 2021. David has been appointed as Emeritus Professor of Community Healthcare and Provost (Health and Social Care) at Buckinghamshire New University and is an independent workforce advisor to HEE in London. He is an Honorary Vice President to the Northern Ireland Charity – People and Professionals for Autism (PAPA) and is a Patron to CHOICE Support in London. David is a Trustee with The Burdett Nursing Trust and was appointed as Independent Executive Chair and Registrar of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners in January 2016 following a three year appointment with Health Education England where he led the national review on education and training standards for the non-surgical sector in England. He has maintained a lifelong commitment to governance and public protection.
Dr Martyn King
Dr Martyn King is a GMC registered doctor and the Director of Cosmedic Skin Clinic, a highly successful, award winning private aesthetic clinic as well as Cosmedic Online, Cosmedic Media and the Aesthetic Complications Group. He is a recognised expert in the field of cosmetic medicine, national and international accredited trainer and he has published multiple articles in leading aesthetic journals. He is a respected conference speaker and demonstrator with experience at FACE, IMCAS, AMWC, CCR, ACE, Aesthetic Medicine Live, BCAM, BACN, JAN and BAS. He is the Chair of the Aesthetics Complications Expert Group, Vice Chair of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and Chairperson for the British Association of Sclerotherapists. He is the Key Opinion Leader and Brand Ambassador for several leading companies and undertakes training, workshops, seminars and clinical studies on their behalf. He has completed a Master’s Degree with Distinction in non-surgical aesthetic practice and won the Outstanding Achievement award in the Aesthetic Awards in 2019.
Dr Martyn King is passionate about raising standards within the industry, promoting best practice and treating all patients with honesty and integrity.
Caroline Larissey – Mellors
Caroline Larissey is a highly respected and experienced professional, currently employed as the Director of Quality and Standards at the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF), the largest UK trade association for hairdressing, barbers, beauty, and aesthetics businesses. Caroline is well respected expert in her field, with a distinguished career spanning over 35 years. Her extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance, industry best practices, quality management systems, and standards has earned her a reputation as a dedicated and results-driven individual.
In her current role at NHBF, Caroline is responsible for ensuring quality, standards, and education across the sector. She champions the employer's voice, working with industry and awarding organisations, professional bodies, Government agencies, departments, and ministers on issues such as training, apprenticeships, standards, qualifications, codes of practice, quality assurance, funding, and business practice. Caroline also holds multiple leadership roles in various industries, Government, quality assurance, regulatory, education, and training groups across the sector.
Throughout her career, Caroline has achieved numerous notable achievements. She has led the development of apprenticeship standards, National Occupational Standards, and training programs for the UK's hair, beauty, aesthetics, and wellbeing sector for over 20 years. Caroline was instrumental as the only technical adviser providing hair, beauty, and aesthetics guidance and advice to Governments across all four nations on behalf of the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also authored the award-winning NHBF and Trading Standards guidance during COVID-19, which became the "go-to industry advice" for the sector.
Caroline is widely recognised and respected across the sector for her contributions to the development of standards, quality, and guidance to support the recognition and value of the sector. Her exceptional leadership skills and management expertise have also successfully led multifaceted teams across multiple training sites, delivering an extensive selection of education and training programs to a diverse range of students for 15 years.
Caroline has received numerous recognitions for her contributions to the sector, including the Age Positive employer champion, 14-19 Diploma, Apprenticeship, T-Level, Pro-Beauty, TAF Women in Trade Organisations 2023, BAW APPG, and Beauty Industries Group (BIG). Caroline's exceptional career achievements and dedication to her profession make her a highly valued hair, beauty, aesthetics sector champion.
Dawn Knight has been a patient safety advocate and campaigner since 2014 related to her own lived experience.
Dawn has been a lay Trustee to the Board of The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners since 2017. Dawn has been instrumental in lobbying government to implement the currently proposed Aesthetics Licencing Scheme in England with the aim of bringing about better patient safety and public protection across Cosmetic Sector in the UK. By sitting on many committees within the JCCP, including the Clinical Advisory Group and Task and Finish Licencing Group, Dawn has sought to ensure that the patient / client voice and impact is considered at every step.
Dawn has presented evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing Inquiry (2021) and to the Health and Care Select Committee Inquiry into the ‘impact of Body Image on Mental and Physical Health’ (2022). With a recommendation for a risk logo on Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery adverts being included in the report recommendations.
Dawn was the patient representative provided to Maria Caufield, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Health and Social Care in 2022 and continues to work cross-party alongside her MP Kevan Jones to lobby for meaningful change to regulation. Dawn has also worked closely with The Mental Health Foundation on their online toolkits ‘#mindovermirror’ to develop and publish guidelines for younger people, families and older persons regarding safety issues associated with aesthetic procedures.
Dawn has also presented to The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers at their annual conference in preparation for the Licensing of Aesthetics in England. Dawn has also written articles for ‘The Journal Of Aesthetic Nursing’ and ‘Aesthetics Medicine’ on topics such as advertising and licencing and has contributed to many newspaper articles and national media broadcasts, including recently in the Daily Mail and The Guardian newspaper. Dawn was acknowledged by ‘Professional Beauty’ as a change maker on ‘International Woman's Day’, 2023.
Eddie Hooker is the founder and CEO of Hamilton Fraser (HFIS Limited) and operates the UK’s largest commercial medical indemnity insurance scheme in the aesthetic sector for medically qualified practitioners. Formed in 1996, Hamilton Fraser pioneered affordable indemnity insurance for the then fledgling aesthetic sector and now represents more than 11,000 practitioners across multiple disciplines. Over the years, Hamilton Fraser has expanded into the operation of UK government contracts particularly in the private rented sector. The business has extensive experience in designing and managing several regulatory registers across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Eddie is a well known individual across both the aesthetics and property sectors often engaging with multiple stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. He is a regular speaker at educational events discussing issues surrounding complaint management and business leadership.
Eddie has been a Trustee of the JCCP since its formation in 2017 and currently manages the JCCP Practitioner Register through one of Hamilton Fraser’s subsidiaries, HF Resolution Limited.
Professor Mary J Lovegrove OBE
Mary Lovegrove is a Trustee of the JCCP, the current Chair of the JCCP Education and Training Committee and formerly the Co-Chair of the Register Committee. She qualified as a diagnostic radiographer at St George’s Hospital and worked clinically in London for seven years before embarking on her academic career: The Middlesex Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
When non-medical Education and Training was transferred from the hospital sector to the university sector Mary became Head of Radiography at London South Bank University. She went on to lead the development of Allied Health Professions at the university, where she also secured extensive research funding. In 2005 she was recognised for her research work and was awarded a personal Chair in Education and Development of the Allied Health Workforce.
Mary has extensive experience of working in the Far East: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia where she has held a number of academic advisory roles and worked closely with government officials. In 2012 she was awarded the OBE for services to Allied Health Care, with particular recognition for her support for developments in the Commonwealth.
She is a Director of Allied Health Solutions a small consultancy company which supports health and care organisations to reach their potential through enterprise, innovation and partnership.
Mary has a number of academic roles including: Professor Emeritus at London South Bank University, AHP Envoy to PVC Health at Coventry University and a Member of the Impact Multi Academy Trust.
Sally Taber MA RGN RM Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
Currently, full time Director, Independent Healthcare Sector Complaints Adjudication Service (ISCAS) the complaints management service for all private hospitals and clinics in the UK ,and Trustee of Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice responsible for receiving complaints sent to JCCP.
Previously, her career encompassed Senior Nursing Officer at Addenbrookes NHS Hospital Cambridge specialising in renal healthcare; and Director of Nursing for ten years at London Bridge Hospital.
She was Director of Operational Standards and Regulatory Matters for the trade body Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO)
PHIN. With National Information Governance Board Sally assisted with the concept for the independent healthcare information network now Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).
TYCT. Sally set up the first cosmetic industry quality assurance scheme for the safety of patients. Treatments You Can Trust which then merged into the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners.
Revalidation. During evolution of the new national Medical Revalidation scheme Sally assisted with bringing all UK doctors working outside the NHS into the revalidation programme.
BACP. Sally was Founding Secretary of British Association of Cosmetic Practice, the first association for advancing the standards of cosmetic practice among doctors.
Public service. Served as a member of the Dilnot Enquiry; The National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care (NIGB); The UK Medical Revalidation Programme, Implementation and Delivery Boards; The Advisory Council for Skills for Health; The GMC Cosmetic Surgery Interspeciality Group; The Editorial Board of Healthmarket News; an inspector of hospitals with CHKS; and a non-executive member of the Board of Clinovia.
Representation. Among the channels on which she has spoken are BBC Today, BBC Radio 4 News, ITV Daybreak, BBC You and Yours, CNN, BBC London, ITV Meridian, Sky News, BBC 5 Live, and BBC Wales. Awarded the Laing and Buisson Award as the Independent Healthcare Ambassador; and the Aesthetic Medicine prize as the most influential person in aesthetic medicine..
Charitable activities. Among a number charities she supports she chaired for 8 years the £35M charity British Kidney Patients Association (BKPA) (now Kidney Care UK). Among advances BKPA achieved was a new children’s ward at Great Ormond Street hospital,
Kimberley Cairns BSc (Hons) MSc GMBPSsS
Kimberley is an integrative psychologist committed to addressing complex mental health challenges in the interest of public health protection. With a special interest in body image and trauma, Kimberley is committed to improving standards of care and treatment outcomes within the aesthetic and non-surgical cosmetic sector. Kimberley shares unique insights combining her experience since graduating in 2009 working in complex settings, including acute mental health, early intervention, crisis care, education, and the voluntary sector. Kimberley provides harm reduction approaches that are evidenced in governance, patient outcomes, research and development, policy, and publication for the effective, safe, and ethical integration of psycho-social and emotional approaches for the non-surgical cosmetic sector. Kimberley works alongside leading providers of private mental health care as well as operating her own private wellness practice. Her expertise and compassionate approach formulates a combined patient centred clinical perspective that is engaged in many Multi-Disciplinary-Teams (MDT) Nationwide. Kimberley is a volunteer crisis clinician and executive team leader for Heads Up CIO; the fourth emergency service providing disaster response and psychological relief. Kimberley was recently selected to join the Aesthetic Journal Peer Review Panel representing her expertise in psychology. In 2021, Kimberley was appointed as faculty tutor at The City of London Dental School, Accredited by the University of Bolton for the MSc Facial Aesthetics programme. Kimberley has internationally collaborated with many clinics, practitioners, manufactures, professional associations, and media companies pioneering psycho-aesthetic principles of care. Kimberley is the Director of the Integrated Practitioners of Aesthetic Wellness for the prevention, protection, and management of psycho-aesthetic complications who were awarded as a finalist in the “Innovation of the year” category at The 2023 Aesthetic Awards. Kimberley is privileged to hold numerous sector positions and has worked with the JCCP since 2018 as a member of the Clinical Advisory Group and Fitness to Practice Panel. Kimberley was elected Patient Trustee to the JCCP: Lay member Patient Advocate in 2022.
Dr. Tracey Bell BDS (Hons), GDL, Ma Dental Law and Ethics, PgDip Cosmetic Medicine, PgDip Digital Dentistry
Dr Tracey Bell has nearly 30 years of experience as a qualified dentist and 20 years as an aesthetic medical practitioner. Dr Bell is passionate about Standards and Regulations in the Aesthetic Profession and is a Trustee of the JCCP.
Dr Bell has to date contributed to numerous publications in aesthetic medicine relating to the migration of dermal fillers, auto-immune disease, and the subject of Body Dysmorphia. Dr Bell is the owner of three established dental and aesthetics clinics in the Isle of Man and Liverpool, has an M.A. in Dental Law and Ethics, a General Diploma in Law, and completed an Expert Witness Course with the Bond Solon. She was the clinical programme lead at Salford University in 2019 for the Non-surgical Facial Aesthetics PgCert.
She has recently completed a PG Diploma in Digital Dentistry with iDD and in February 2022 completed a PG Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine at the University of South Wales.
Dr Bell is committed to the regulation and safety of patients in all aspects of Aesthetic Medicine.
Andrew is a Registered Nurse and partner of a cosmetic practice since 2006. He was a member of the expert group formed through Health Education England to develop qualifications for cosmetic procedures and which also proposed the concept of a ‘Joint Council’ to provide continuing oversight for standards in the aesthetics sector. He became an inaugural Trustee of the newly formed JCCP in 2016. He provides technical advice and guidance to the JCCP Chair and Trustees and to stakeholders and others, including Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers as part of their investigations.
Andrew is Chair of the JCCP Practitioner Register Committee responsible for the appropriate registration of practitioners, providing assurance of public safety within a framework shared and approved by the Professional Standards Authority. He is also Co-chair of the JCCP Clinical Advisory Group, responsible for coordinating the activity of a wide range of stakeholders including practitioners, manufacturers, and regulators. This group explores the critical problems faced by the cosmetic sector and works with various regulators to provide and disseminate guidance to practitioners and to the public. Andrew supports the JCCP Chair in coordinating with professional and other statutory regulators and government administrations to further the JCCP’s objectives towards achieving greater governance for patient safety and public protection.
The expertise gained by Andrew in his role of JCCP Trustee enables him to provide independent technical expertise to other government bodies including the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and this in turn helps inform the continuing work of the JCCP.
Dr Paul Charlson FBCAM FRCGP DPD DOccMed DRCOG
Paul has practiced aesthetic medicine for over 20 years. He is Co-Chair of CAG and JCCP Board member.
He is past President of BCAM . Paul's background in in General Practice where he was a GP Trainer, Program Director and QA Lead in Yorkshire and Humber. He developed an interest in dermatology and is an assessor for the RCGP GPwER scheme . He has worked in the NHS as a GP and GPwER in Dermtology for many years. He has aesthetic medicine practices in Yorkshire and London.
Sharron’s interest in facial lipoatrophy started whilst working as a Research Charge Nurse. She was assigned a pilot study looking at using New-Fill/Sculptra (poly-L-lactic) injections for buccal fat pad wasting in HIV positive patients with facial lipoatrophy. In 2002 and Sharron had the opportunity to learn how to treat facial lipoatrophy, it was whilst she was being trained that the treatment started to evolve, facial lipoatrophy can affect the whole face, the temporalis, peri-orbital, malar, buccal and chin patients can be profoundly affected psychologically, they may become socially isolated or non-compliant with their antiretroviral therapy. When treating facial lipoatrophy addressing the psychosocial impact can help patients reach realistic post treatment outcomes and has used her extensive knowledge and experience to treat persons who present with extreme anxiety and poor body image and has applied her skills to work with women with HIV and with Transgender women.
Since 2005 Sharron has been involved with the training and mentoring registered health care professionals (doctors, dentists and nurses) in the NHS and private sector who either treat HIV related lipoatrophy or carry out aesthetic treatments using poly-L-lactic acid injections (New-Fill™/ Sculptra™). She has been involved in training, mentoring and supervising nurses treating patients with lipoatrophy in clinics across the UK.
In 2014 Sharron was part of the team that developed ‘The Pan London Facial Lipoatrophy Service’ with the aim of developing a more cohesive and standardised service for members of the public. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider and co-ordinating centre for these services, with the result that a clinical governance framework with Plastics oversight has been implemented ensuring appropriate management of adverse issues or complications with the correct support and follow-up.
Sharron has also provided expert opinion to NICE regarding Bio-Alcamid (polyaklamide gel) a permanent implant highlighting the possible, potential and long-term problems associated with it.
Sharron is an accomplished author and researcher and has been credited as being a key contributor to the development of “An Integrated Career & Competence framework for nurses working with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy in adults”. She was a member of the Sanofi-Aventis Training and Advisory Board part of my role was to ensure there was continuity regarding training and standards so that those practitioners working with either New-Fill™ or Sculptra™ reached an acceptable level of competency. Sharron was a previous member of the editorial board of the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and continues to be a peer reviewer for the journal.
She is a founder member of a not-for-profit professional organisation for aesthetic nurses British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and currently sits on the board and holds the position of secretary. Sharron was also involved in the pilot group for revalidation with the NMC. Sharron has been a nurse representative on behalf of BACN on the JCCP board since 2016.
Sharon was a member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics working party that considered and investigated the complexities regarding ethical issues concerning surgical and non-surgical cosmetic /aesthetic treatments from this substantial piece of work a report was published in June of 2017 and works in the private sector performing aesthetic treatments and is a Nurse Independent Prescriber. She is also Key Opinion Leader for Galderma and is a practice trainer involved with in-person workshops and webinars focusing on the safe use of Sculptra for aesthetic treatment. She recently joined CMAC (Complications in Medical Aesthetic Collaborative) support team as an advisor.
Dr John Elder MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFP MBCAM
Dr John Elder is the representative at JCCP of the Board of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.
Qualified from Liverpool University Medical school in 1982, he served a short service commission in the Army serving as Regimental medical officer to the Royal Regiment of Wales, the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment & the Devon and Dorset’s. Much of his service career was spent in Germany and Northern Ireland but also included time in Kenya and Royal Protection Duties.
He undertook hospital attachments in Aldershot and Salisbury before leaving to be a full time NHS GP.
After a short spell in Buckingham he moved to Lincolnshire where he established a successful rural dispensing surgery between Grantham and Stamford providing a complex range of GP services which became the model for many other local practices. During his 32 year stint as a rural GP he served continuously as a representative on the Local Medical Committee, holding the position of vice chairman, treasurer and Chairman. In addition throughout most of this time he has served as a GP representative on the different versions of NHS organisational bodies such as PCG’s, PCT’s, CCG’s and more recently the embryonic ICB.
He has also been actively involved in promoting Rural Health and served as the Medical representative at DEFRA on behalf of the Institute of Rural Medicine, and was also an invitee to the All Party Select Committee on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke.
John has been actively involved in aesthetic medicine for 15 years, running his ow aesthetic dermatology clinic in addition to his full time NHS GP role; during this time he became a member of BCAM progressing to full membership and eventually to being a Board member and trustee.
He has recently retired from his Lincolnshire Practices and is relocating to Inverness in the Highlands where he will continue his NHS career and join his partner in her Aesthetic practice.
Alexander Woollard, Consultant Plastic Surgeon BM BSC PHD FRCS(PLAST)
Mr Alexander Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon working in the NHS at the Royal Free London Foundation Trust and at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He has specialist interests in the reconstruction of complex soft tissue and bone defects, facial palsy, nerve and phantom pain. He also works at the Cleveland Clinic London providing both reconstructive and aesthetic services. Alex received his undergraduate medical training at Southampton Medical School and undertook a BSc in History of Medicine with the Wellcome Institute and University College London. As a junior doctor he trained in many of the London teaching hospitals as part of his National Training Number in plastic surgery under the London Deanery. His PhD in nerve regeneration was carried out in Harvard Center for Brain Science under Professor JW Lichtman. After a fellowship in microsurgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, he took up his consultant post at the Royal Free. He has a longstanding interest in training and is the Trust Educational Lead (TEL) for plastic surgery at the Royal Free. Alex was a founding trustee of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and took over as chairman in 2020. He sits as a trustee on the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners.
John Underwood is a Trustee of the JCCP and Director of the Centre for Health Communication Research at Buckinghamshire New University. He is a specialist in health communication and has advised many NHS organisations on both reactive and proactive communication issues. John is a former TV reporter and presenter with the BBC, ITV and Channel Four. He held an honorary chair in the School of Social and Political Sciences at Glasgow University between 2006 and 2016 and he is now a visiting professor at Buckinghamshire New University. A former Chair of the health charity Alcohol Change UK, John is also an Executive Director at the Cardiff-based Freshwater consultancy, one of the UK’s largest regionally based media & health communications companies. John was a member of the NHS England Joint Advisory Group on Communications and Engagement in the new NHS Integrated Care Systems and a member of the former Mayor of London’s Health Commission Engagement Advisory Group. John has won a number of journalism and PR team awards including the Institute of Public Relations "Certificate of Excellence" for issues and crisis management, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Award for Best Integrated Health Campaign and the Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration award at the Public Affairs Awards. John is the Chair of the JCCP’s Marketing and Communication
Victor is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 18 years’ experience in the public sector. Victor has been the lead officer for Special Treatments Licensing for the London Borough of Enfield for 15 years and specialises in Health and Safety. Victor is currently one of the Chairs of the London Special Treatments Working Group, which is made up of representatives of all 32 London boroughs. In 2018, Victor was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the JCCP and assists and advises on matters involving the current regulation of the beauty and aesthetics sector.
Victor is passionate on improving public safety, particularly in the Advanced Aesthetics and Beauty sectors, and is committed in sharing his knowledge and experience to create a safer future for both practitioners and members of the general public.
Dr. Antonis Kousoulis
Dr Antonis Kousoulis is a public health specialist, a visiting lecturer for several universities on mental health, and a leadership mentor. He has held executive roles in government, academia and the not-for-profit sector over the past decade, including more recently being the Director of Research, Programmes and Policy at the Mental Health Foundation, the UK-wide charity for everyone's mental health and home to Mental Health Awareness Week. His expertise is on understanding and addressing factors impacting on people's health, promoting evidence-based content to stay healthy and on post-traumatic growth. He is a leading thinker in public mental health in the UK and has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts for his commitment to improving mental health and nurturing a new generation of public health leaders in the UK and internationally. Antonis is passionate about matters related to body image, patient safety and psychologically informed cosmetic practices. During his time at the Mental Health Foundation he led the large 2019 campaign on Body Image as part of Mental Health Awareness Week and worked with many partners to many campaign policy successes on public awareness and patient safety.
Mark is a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). He covers issues relating to housing, noise, health and safety and public health and is leading for CIEH on the licensing scheme for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Mark was appointed as a non-voting member of the JCCP in 2023.
Joan is a Beauty and Spa expert, a skills consultant, and an award-winning educationalist, specialising in Further Education and Apprenticeships. Her last senior leadership role in the further education sector was Assistant Principal at Trafford College Group (TCG) leading strategically on apprenticeships and adult learning. Joan is a qualified Beauty Therapist, worked in a private physiotherapy clinic, was a salon owner, taught for many years and gained her M.Sc. at Manchester Metropolitan University.
As CEO and Chair of the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) Joan leads the team to develop national standards and apprenticeships, endorse high quality training and promote education, excellence, and professionalism. Joan hosts ‘Education Forums’ and roundtable events, keeping educators aware of current challenges and opportunities across the sector. Joan is author of The Official Guide to Spa Therapy and co-author of Beauty and the Best and Fit for purpose Leadership. Her passion for the industry has seen her visit spas all around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Dubai, Iceland, India, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand.
Joan promotes the achievement of Government regulated qualifications for those entering the hair, beauty and aesthetics sector, and advocates regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to keep up to date with new techniques and developments. Joan has spoken at many events about the importance of safety in beauty - how high professional standards and robust insurance are essential to protect the public, and the practitioner.
Joan is passionate about the pursuit of technical excellence and the impact of skill competitions, helping learners to go further, faster in their careers. Joan is very involved with the World Skills UK Centre of Excellence and is the Worlds Skills UK North-West Champion for the Association of Colleges (AoC) and has visited World Skills competitions in countries such as Budapest and Abu Dhabi. She is proud to have won the Times Education Supplement (TES) WorldSkills UK Hero Award.
the body that registers practitioners and approved education and training providers with the key remit of ensuring patient safety
the body that sets practice standards for the non-surgical sector and collects data on adverse incidents and complications.
"Seeking to become a 'thoughtful organisation' that encourages the pursuit of trustworthiness and effective collaboration amongst its partners in order to protect the public and to promote excellence in practise."
To provide credible regulation, protection and guidance for the public/patients in a currently unregulated sector.
To establish a recognised vehicle for accrediting and assessing practitioners and training providers in the non-surgical sector.
To reduce risk to all parties working in the sector.
To provide a focal point for the many key stakeholders in the sector.
To agree with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) a set of clinical and practice standards that can be used for registration and the development of a set of accredited and recognised educational / training qualifications, programmes and bodies.
Establishing and managing Register (s) for practitioners and the approved education and training providers.
Publishing a ‘Code of Conduct’ for its members and a set of procedures linked to other Codes of practice operated by Statutory Councils – GMC,NMC, GDC, GPhC and the HCPC.
Publicising the Register (s) which will identify members of the JCCP – fully annotated, its function, Code of Conduct and be accessible to the general public.
Accrediting individual practitioners and approved training/education providers against the agreed standards
To upgrade the Health Education England (HEE) educational and qualification framework for non-surgical treatments with clinical and practice based standards devised by independent and voluntary experts.
To provide a focal point for the collection of data on adverse incidents and complications arising from non-surgical treatments.
To act as an expert body looking at emerging orphan treatments in the non-surgical sector.
Setting the standards of clinical and practice proficiency
Developing and leading on evidence based research
To scan horizons for new treatments informed by the evidence base for those treatments and then sharing the same with the JCCP to refresh and develop related educational curricula
Collection of activity data, adverse event data, developing Patient Outcome Measures, Patient Experience Measures
Working with the JCCP and advising other regulatory bodies and Councils on standards with regard to aesthetic treatments.
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