The Role of Nurses in Aesthetics
Nurses form upwards of 40% of customers purchasing directly from the manufacturer (doctors 24%, Dentists 11%; others including direct purchase clinics 25%). Statistics provided by pharmaceutical companies.
Nurses provide 54% of dermal filler treatments and 52% of Botulinum Toxin treatments (doctors 13%, Dentists 6% and clinics 29%).
Nurses have been delivering treatment and care of patients seeking aesthetic medical treatments since the early 1980s. There are over 4000 Aesthetic Nurses in the UK (statistics from insurers).
Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine have contributed in a positive way to Standards of Practice:
Career and Competency Framework for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine, RCN (2007) is being revised and updated for accreditation and publication this year.
Self-Assessment Tool for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine (RCN, 2006)
Good Practice Guide for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine (RCN, 2006)
Nurses have been recognised and invited to participate at a political level to influence standards and regulation. The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses participated in The Bruce Keogh Review and The CEN (European Standards in Cosmetic Surgery).