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New UK Standards of Education for Laser/IPL Users

The newly issued NHS Health Education England ‘Qualification requirements for delivery of cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery’ standard sets out future minimum educational requirements for therapists and practitioners using laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED). Highlights to be aware of include: • CQF (formerly “NVQ”) Level 4 (Foundation Degree Year […]

2015 is International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies!

In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognised the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is […]

Local Licensing Requirements in England

Since deregulation of lasers and IPLs in England in October 2010, the pilot scheme operated by most London Boroughs to implement licensing of establishments providing “special treatments” (such as massage, electrolysis, laser and intense light source therapy) under local legislation has been extended to a number of other cities in England and some provincial boroughs. […]

New European Aesthetic Non-Surgical Standard: Public Consultation

A Public Consultation was run from 27th February to 4th May 2015 on a new draft European Standard dealing with non-surgical aesthetic treatments. The title of the Standard will be: “EN 16844 Aesthetic medicine services—Non-surgical medical procedures”. The Standard has been in development for the past four years by CEN TC CH403, the European Committee […]

Cosmetic Non-Surgical Interventions—Educational Standards

A stakeholder consultation was held between 9th December 2014 and 9th January 2015 to get views from individuals working within the industry on proposed qualification requirements for cosmetic procedures. From documentation circulated to stakeholders by HEE, it is clear that the intention is to introduce standards governing educational requirements for specified cosmetic procedures. The educational […]

Does your insurance cover you legally?

Many insurers insist upon evidence of attending ‘Core of Knowledge’ training in lasers and intense light source technology before suitable insurance can be obtained. Evidence of recognised and accredited training is important in the event of an insurance claim or litigation where expert evidence can play an important part deciding liability.