Member Code of Conduct

The BACN operates under a Strict Code of Conduct. All Members must sign up to the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is available as part of the Membership Application process. Once Membership has been agreed then members are entitled to display the BACN Charter Mark, Membership Certification and Charter Mark Certificate.

Members of the BACN agree to:

  • Provide nursing care that is in accordance with the NMC code (2015) and maintain professional registration to practice through continued professional development and evidence-based lifelong learning.
  • Be accountable for their own actions and the care they provide, underpinned by the ethical principle of non-maleficence, abiding by British law and practising within the requirements of the NMC.
  • Underpin all practice with evidence-based knowledge and rationale to achieve higher standards of care, safety and positive experience for people in their care.
  • Facilitate and encourage a wider learning environment for the development of colleagues and people in their care.
  • Place the people they provide service to at the heart of the care they provide, without commercial bias, considering the person's dignity, humanity and equality, through compassionate and individualised care planning, that is based upon the person's needs and requirements.
  • Incorporate a biopsychosocial approach to the care they provide, encompassing all elements and their interactions, enabling a holistic and complete understanding of the person's health and well-being.
  • Ensure that people in their care are empowered in decision-making by providing full information of the treatment choices available, including the risks and benefits, allowing people to make fully informed decisions.
  • Recognise that communication, communications skills, and confidentiality are vital components of the aesthetic care they provide.
  • Adopt a mulit-disciplinary approach in order to utilise referral pathways, learn and develop within their own professional scope, as well as with multi-disciplinary members, to ensure the best level of holistic care provided.
  • Promote and apply a continuous approach to risk assessment a and management for the safety of people within the aesthetic health care setting.
  • To have up to date, current and appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance covering aesthetic treatments that can be made available to patients and the BACN if requested.

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