The JCCP Practitioner Register is voluntary and remains subject to consideration for approval by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) who oversee public registers in the health care sector.
The process for joining the register is the same for all Practitioners. Registrants will need to complete a detailed electronic application, provide evidence and sign a ‘Self Declaration’ statement.Read More
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The JCCP has established a technology platform that enables all practitioners to apply to join its 'Practitioner Register'. The JCCP Practitioner Register is divided into a number of parts dependent on your professional/practice status and experience/qualifications
To start the process go to:
For additional help you can also call the JCCP Membership Officer on 0333 321 9413
The JCCP is a company limited by guarantee with UK charitable status, approved by the UK Charity Commission. This means that the JCCP will operate as a ‘not for profit’ body governed by a ‘Board of Trustees’ who operate within the Charities Act (2011). In order for the JCCP to become a charity it must demonstrate that it is operating for ‘public benefit’ which in this case means ‘patient safety’ and ‘public protection’.
Information on the JCCP Constitution.
Information on JCCP Committees and Trustees.
The JCCP has established a Board of Trustees under the Chairmanship of Professor David Sines, CBE. Professor Sines chaired the HEE stakeholder consultation process following the Keogh Review and has acted as the Chair of the JCCP Development Project since January 2016. Professor Mary Lovegrove OBE has been appointed as Chair of the JCCP Practitioner Register Committee and Associate Professor Anne McNall, Chairs the JCCP Education and Training Committee. All three are Trustees for JCCP Limited. This organisation has now been formally constituted following legal consultation on due process. The Company has been registered at Companies House. There are a total of fifteen appointed Trustrees.
A full structure of JCCP Committees and membership can be found here.
The Articles of Association of the JCCP have been agreed by the Board of Trustees and the Charities Commission and have been registered at Companies House:
The JCCP has established three standing committees to manage its ‘day to day’ business and to transact its formal governance and oversight requirements:
Practitioner Register Committee - this Committee manages all of the JCCP Practitioner Register activity as well as its 'Fitness to Practice' Panels and Procedures.
Education and Training Committee - this Committee manages all of the JCCP Education and Training Register activity as well as developing JCCP policies and procedures in this area.
Policy, Finance and IT Sub Committee - this Committee manages the day to day operational aspects of the JCCP.
Marketing and Communications Sub Committee - this Committee manages the day to day operational and strategic marketing and communications functions and activities of the JCCP.
A full structure of JCCP Committees and membership can be found here.
The objects of the JCCP have been logged at Companies House and have been approved by the UK Charities Commission and are as follows:
The JCCP’s objects are to promote the health and safety of, and protection of the public by the development and promotion of high standards of practice among non-surgical cosmetic practitioners and hair restoration surgeons, including by (but not limited to):
In these Articles, charitable means charitable in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom provided that it will not include any purpose that is not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.
The JCCP has been established in order to provide a source of information and guidance for patients/members of the public seeking safe practice in the area of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and hair restoration surgery. Its agreed Mission Statement and Values are set out below
Mission Statement of the JCCP
The Mission Statement for the JCCP is set out below:
‘The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) are recognised self-regulators of the non-surgical aesthetic industry in the United Kingdom and the point of access for the public seeking information about this area of practice and where appropriate for raising concerns about practitioners. The JCCP places public protection and patient safety as the focus of its activities.
JCCP Practitioner Registrants and associated Education and Training Providers will be accredited and endorsed by the JCCP as meeting the highest standards of quality by ensuring that all parties who have been admitted to the JCCP’s Registers have met the agreed industry qualifications, benchmarks and abide by the standards of practice and behaviour as determined by the Cosmetic Industry CPSA and the JCCP.
Values of the JCCP
Protecting the Public - Key Mechanisms
The JCCP will be undertaking a range of activities to raise awareness and to provide information to the public about how to identify ‘safe practice’. The main areas of activity will be as follows:
The JCCP Practitioner Register is a voluntary register open to all practitioners working in the fields ofcosmetic treatments (who are practising at and beyond Level Four as defined in the JCCP Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions and Hair Restoration Surgery Education and Training Competency Framework, 2018 - this framework now replaces the previous framework developed by Health Education England - HEE) and who meet the JCCP’s standards and criteria for admission to the Register.
The Register’s aims are to provide guidance to the public seeking treatments in the procedural areas recognised by the JCCP. The has been formally approved by the Professional Standards Authority – the Government's Regulator of public sector healthcare-related registers in the healthcare sector – and has successfully received accreditation of its Practitioner and Approved Education and Training Registers.
The JCCP Practitioner Register is divided into two parts:
PART A: Health Care Practitioners registered with a JCCP recognised Professional Regulated Statutory Body (PSRB)
PART B: Non Health Care Practitioners who are not registered with a PSRB
A detailed list of recognized health care professionals as agreed by the PSRB's can be found at:
The JCCP and the Cosmetic Standards Practice Authority (CPSA) have developed a set of educational, clinical and practice standards and a set of entry requirements (in conjunction with many leading experts in the cosmetic sector) for persons wishing to join the Practitioner Register.
The CPSA is a sister body to the JCCP but completely independent. It is seeking charitable status but has already appointed a Trustee Board. It is made up of clinical and aesthetic experts who are charged with independently setting a framework of clinical and practice-based standards linked to the educational and qualifications framework produced originally by Health Education England (HEE):
The CPSA has used the framework developed by HEE to set clinical and practice standards across 4 non-surgical treatment modalities, and 1 surgical modality, that are currently recognised by the JCCP and the CPSA :
* Hair Restoration Surgery
The CPSA has also been charged with the responsibility to review any new orphan treatments that emerge in the market place and in collecting data on adverse incidents and complications occurring in the area of non-surgical treatments.
For more information on the CPSA and standards go to:
The JCCP categories of membership are as follows:
Part 1 – Designated health care professional members of the following Professional Statutory Regulated Bodies (PSRB’s)
To view designated member categorties please go to JCCP approved list:
Part 2 – Non-Health Care Members who meet JCCP entry requirements, including Beauty Therapists practising at and above Level Four of the HEE Framework and other non-registered PSRB practitioners.
All membership of the JCCP Practitioner Register is initially provisional until evidence can be produced to confirm that each Registrant conforms fully with the JCCP practitioner entrance requirements and provides evidence of competence and proficiency as set down within both the CPSA and JCCP standards.
There is a ‘fast track’ process for experienced practitioners (to be available from Janaury 2019).
There will also be a ‘Trainee Category’ included in the Register for persons enrolled on JCCP approved training programmes leading to a recognized JCCP qualification (this category of members will not be ‘public facing’).
Moving from Provisional to Full Membership must take place within 2 years of initial registration with the JCCP. Depending on the amount of experience you have, and the route you wish to take, during this time period you will need to either:
The JCCP will operate a process called ‘grandparenting’ whereby practitioners' previous qualifications and experience will be taken into account when assessing competence and proficiency against the agreed JCCP/CPSA standards. A set of guidelines are available that define the term ‘grandparenting’ and the arrangements the JCCP will be putting in place. 'Grandparenting' will be put in place for a defined maximum of two-year period – by which time the member must have reached the full JCCP/CPSA standard.
'Grandparenting’ is the process whereby existing practitioners are exempted from any new qualification and practice requirements set by the JCCP/CPSA for a specified period of time but undertake a process whereby existing educational, clinical and practice-based skills can be evidenced against the newly agreed CPSA/JCCP framework.
The JCCP will embed standards and procedures to undertake the ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ which will be used as an authorised process by the JCCP if the candidate can demonstrate they have undertaken specific qualifications recognised by approved JCCP and educational providers and statutory regulators such as a University, or an OFQUAL/SQA approved Awarding Body (or equivalent in Wales and `Northern Ireland). Additionally, the accreditation of Previous Experiential learning (APEL) will be considered for acceptance by the JCCP as long as it is:
The JCCP will confirm processes for verification and assessment by a range of JCCP approved bodies and Assessment Centres with experience of the practical skills involved in all key modalities and knowledge and awareness of the JCCP/CPSA Practice and Knowledge Standards. These centres will be available from June 2019. The JCCP will be issuing 'Expressions of Interest' invitations for the operation of the Assessment Centres in March 2019. and a detailed guidance note on 'Fast Track Assessment'.
As a not for profit company the JCCP relies on membership fee subscriptions to sustain its registers and other activities. The level of membership fees for Practitioners is set out here with Education and Training Providers Charging Policy here
There is a separate charging policy for large chains of clinics that provide services within the scope of the JCCP and this is by negotiation dependent on individual practitioner numbers. For more information and to arrange a visit to discuss options please contact:
The JCCP has a specific set of procedures to follow in such situations. The procedures vary according to whether you are an existing and current member of a ‘Professional Statutory Regulated’ Body (PSRB) - (GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC and HCPC) or not. The JCCP has negotiated formal agreements with the GMC, GDC, NMC and GPhC that recognises their primacy of interest in considering any ‘fitness to practice or conduct’ first before returning the matter to the JCCP for its own consideration, determination and action.
If you are not a current member of a PSRB then any cause for concern or complaint will immediately be considered within the context of the JCCP’s own Fitness to Practice Procedures.
All registrants who are also members of one of the above cited PSRBs will also be subject to the JCCP’s Fitness to Practise Rules and procedures.
The JCCP has appointed HF Resolution to develop and manage the JCCP Practitioner Register. HF Resolution is an independent private company with experience of managing registers across a number of sectors. It has specialist knowledge of the aesthetics sector. The JCCP helpline can be contacted on:
Telephone: 0333 321 9413
The JCCP is one of a number of different registers that practitioners can join. These vary from Professional Statutory Professional Registers maintained by Professional Statutory Regulators such as the GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC and the HCPC etc. to other voluntary registers, some of which are approved by the Professional Standards Agency (PSA) and others which are not. Practitioners have a free choice when it comes to selecting and deciding to join voluntary registers (such as the JCCP). The JCCP recommends that you join a register that is approved by the PSA. PSA approval is a long and rigorous process and is designed to ensure that the Registers they approve are specifically accountable against a set of specific standards. For more information on the PSA please go to:
The JCCP has negotiated Memorandum of Understanding with a number of the major PSRBs outlining agreements of how we will seek to work together and advising of the procedures we will adopt for dealing with practitioner issues when a practitioner is a member of both a PSRB and the JCCP.
The JCCP Practitioner Register was launched on 22nd February 2018 at the House of Lords. It is now fullly operational and open for registrants. The JCCP Register was formally accreduted and approved by the Professional Stanadards Authprity (PSA) on the 10th April, 2018.
No. However the JCCP has links with a number of product and service suppliers, including insurers, for JCCP members. We would always advise that you check out the origin of any products you intend to use as a practitioner, and their safety/compliance with UK standards in the interests of the safety of patients and your reputation and capacity for redress if there is a product-related issue. We would also advise that when seeking insurance you check out the provider and identify a specialist in the field who has a track record and where you can gain access to references from existing customers. You should always ensure that your insurance relates to the modalities where you are offering treatments, and is regularly reviewed and updated. You should also ensure that the limit of your liability cover is adequate to fully meet all potential claims against your practice.
The JCCP Stakeholder Council was developed to allow a full range of stakeholders to meet on a biannual basis to discuss feedback on the activities of the JCCP, discuss new developments in the sector and to act as a forum for key opinion leaders.
If you are interested in joining the JCCP Stakeholder Council please send details to:
With the key objective of promoting safer practice for members of the public in the UK, the JCCP has published a proposal to create a ‘direct’ application route for potential Registrants in partnership with insurance companies who demonstrate compliance with the JCCP's, values, principles, standards and registration guidelines. More information on how this will work and answers to common questions can be found here
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