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Cosmetic Treatments Advisory Panel

This panel advises us on cosmetic treatments policy and campaigns.

CIEH's advisory panels are set up across five key areas of work. Our Cosmetic Treatments Panel helps us to form our policy position, advises us on consultation responses and submissions as well as feeding in a source of expertise and knowledge to our policy work and campaigns. Where possible, we will also go out to our wider membership for input into policy work. These opportunities will be advertised via our Cosmetic Treatments newsletter.

Our panels include representatives from all regions and nations of the UK and whilst we look for experience, passion and expertise from applicants, we are also keen that a variety of levels within the profession are represented on these groups, so that our work is informed by a variety of perspectives and experiences. Everyone on the panel is a CIEH member and work with us on a volunteer basis.

Panel Members

Dawn Burns Environmental Health Officer Coventry City Council
Deborah Bailey Senior Environmental Health Officer Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Helen Atkinson Senior Environmental Health Officer Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Karen Ashdown Environmental Health Officer London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Lee Wood Public Health Officer Tamworth Borough Council
Rosemary Naylor Environmental Health Officer Ipswich Borough Council
Saffron Nicholson Environmental Health Technical Officer Hart District Council
Sandra Moore Technical Director Hygenisys
Dr Sarah Jones Health Protection Policy and Legislation Branch Welsh Government
Suzanne Hickey Chief Environmental Health Officer Broxtowe Borough Council
Tim Cousins Specialist Technical Officer Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Tony Moule Senior Environmental Health Officer Wakefield Council
Victor Ktorakis Senior Environmental Health Officer Enfield London Borough Council

Current areas of work

Set up in early 2019, members of the panel have helped us to update our policy statement on cosmetic treatments.

Our policy team have been building links with the newly established All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Wellbeing and Aesthetics to assist with their upcoming inquiry into the regulation of cosmetic treatments.

We are currently conducting a joint-survey with the Institute of Licensing to gather information and views of professionals who regulate cosmetic treatments.

We will continue to work with voluntary and industry groups, and other key stakeholders to campaign for more effective regulation of this sector to ensure that members of the public are protected.

We are calling for:

  • UK-wide licensing of cosmetic treatments, covering all risky or invasive cosmetic treatments, which have the potential to cause harm to members of the public.
  • Effective standards to help regulators working at local authority level to protect the public.
  • Stricter and clearer regulation of any medicines being used as part of cosmetic treatments.
  • Better regulation of mobile practitioners and for local authorities to be enabled to take action where they have reports of mobile working.

Contacting the Panel

If you would like to get in touch with the Cosmetic Treatments Advisory Panel, please email [email protected].

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