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Regional Meeting: North East - NewcastleBLS Available


2022 Regional Meeting for the North East. Based in Newcastle.

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18th March 2022


10:00am to 3:00pm

Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

The BACN are kicking off 2022 with a series of 14 Regional Meetings taking place nationwide.

These all-day meetings are made up of a networking lunch, peer to peer review, and feature talks and presentations from industry partners that work directly with the BACN. These talks can range from injectables and skin care to business support and insurance concerns. Regional meetings create a space for businesses to interact with aesthetic nurses and showcase new and innovative products, whilst BACN members learn about the latest developments happening in aesthetics today.

These events are totally free for members to attend, and guests are welcome to attend at a cost of £50. Members are encouraged to come along to as many events across the UK as they would like. The day is a fantastic opportunity to network with nurses in your local area, learn something you may not have already known, and feel just that little bit more connected after such a long time apart.

Excitingly, these will be the first meetings attended by many of our new regional leaders! There are limited spaces available for each location, so book soon to avoid disappointment.


Friday 18th March

Registration and Welcome Coffee

10 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from BACN Regional Leaders and Updates from BACN

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Morning Session

10:30 am - 11:30 am
1 CPD Point

Refreshment Break

11:30 am - 11:45 am

The Psycho-social assessment of the non-surgical aesthetic patient

Sarah Gilmour
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
0.7 CPD Points

Sarah Gilmour is a Registered General Nurse and independent prescriber based in Morpeth, Northumberland, working full time. She has worked within the specialty of aesthetics since 2000, holding senior roles with many of the leading providers of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as The Harley Medical Group and Skin. Sarah completed her Master's in Professional non-surgical aesthetics at Northumbria University in 2021 with distinction. The topic for her research project was "how did professional non-surgical aesthetic practitioners assess the psycho-social needs of their patients ?" She is now piloting COSMOS (Cosmetic Motivation Schedule) for Prof N Rumsey and Dr. Alex Clarke, a bespoke tool for non-surgical aesthetics practitioners.

This presentation aims to illustrate the importance of psycho-social assessment. The need to standardise practice and provide a benchmark for all practitioners thus improving patient safety.

Working Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Second Victim in Aesthetics

Linda Mather / Chamonix Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
0.7 CPD Points

Occasionally within Aesthetics things don't always go to plan and patients and practitioners can suffer an adverse event. When this occurs the outcome can be catastrophic to the patient but also the practitioner can suffer, resulting in the practitioner becoming the second victim. Second victims tend to suffer the same emotions as people who are suffering from acute anxiety disorder and are often left with feelings that are not helpful such as blame, shame and guilt. This can lead the practitioner to survive, thrive or drop out. Linda Mather has carried out research into this phenomena and the finding of this research will be presented in this discussion. 

Presentation from Hamilton Fraser

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
0.5 CPD Points

Refreshment Break

2:45 pm - 3 pm

Session Close/ BLS Training for those who have pre-booked

3 pm - 6 pm

Strategic Partners