The Joint Council for Aesthetic Practitioners (JCCP) has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). The JCCP now also has the direct support of the GMC, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Ofqual, the government’s qualifications regulator, with details to be announced soon.
Having recently been awarded charitable status, PSA accreditation adds yet further momentum to the advance towards self-regulation in the aesthetics industry.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) oversees the statutory bodies that regulate health professionals in the United Kingdom. PSA accreditation means that the JCCP’s register meets their stringent quality requirements. These standards are mainly concerned with the JCCP’s ability to govern, set standards, handle complaints and impart information.
In a press release yesterday, Professor David Sines CBE, Chair of the JCCP said “I regard this to be a major step forward in the quest to deliver a new system of voluntary regulation within the rapidly developing and complex area of aesthetic treatments. Accreditation of the JCCP’s Register and the application of the Accredited Register quality mark will provide the public with the confidence and assurance they require to obtain treatment from those practitioners who practise safely and in accordance with our published practice and educational standards.”
The JCCP practitioner register is now open for practitioners to apply to join. Qualification-holders from Harley Academy will automatically be eligible for membership. Learn more about reasons to qualify here.