09 Sep

CIEH Policy Update: How to improve the regulation of cosmetic treatments


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  • Time: 11.00 - 12.00


Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are growing in popularity and new treatments are quickly becoming available to consumers, including vampire facials, derma-planning and micro-needling. But are how effective are the regulations designed to keep clients safe?

Last year, we carried out a joint-survey survey with the Institute of Licencing to gather views of environmental health and licencing practitioners on the current regulation of cosmetic treatments and how this could be improved for better public protection. Join the CIEH policy team to find out more about this research and our campaign to make beauty treatments safe.

Calls for regulatory reform have grown louder and there are already some signs of change. In Wales, a mandatory licencing scheme for special procedures is being designed and implemented and the Scottish Government is considering plans to extend licencing to cover a greater range of cosmetic procedures. Parliamentarians in England are also taking an interest, with the formation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing and the introduction of a Private Members Bill to ban fillers and botulinum toxins for under 18s.


This session will provide an overview of the findings of our survey of professionals who regulate special treatments.

The findings of the survey shed light on:

  • Existing legislation used by local authorities to regulate cosmetic treatments
  • Views on the effectiveness of the current regulatory regime
  • Examples of poor practice and complaints from members of the public.

The session will also explore our recommendations for Government on the changes needed to ensure these treatments operate in the safest way possible and so that regulators have adequate powers to take action.

Who should attend?

Any environmental and public health professionals.

What you need to know

This free webinar is open to all environmental health and public health professionals, not just CIEH members. However, if you want to attend, you must register online to confirm your attendance. Once registered, you will be sent an email with joining instructions.

The webinar is limited to 3,000 attendees and registering guarantees you a place on the webinar. Once we reach 3,000 registrations no more will be accepted. All our webinars will be available for access post-broadcast so that they can be watched again or at a more convenient time if you are unable to attend.


Please see our CIEH webinar FAQs.

  • This webinar amounts to 1 hour of CPD.
  • CIEH will only issue CPD certificates to registered delegates who have signed in and engaged with the entire session.
  • Where a team has watched the webinar together, a CPD certificate will only be issued to the registered delegate who attended the session; however, team leaders are welcome to issue their own CPD certificates to colleagues who have attended. There is guidance on this in the My Resources section of MyCIEH.
  • CIEH is not able to issue CPD certificates to those who view the recording of a webinar at a later date.
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