About The BACN
The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses was established in 2010 following restructuring at The Royal College of Nursing which left us without a specialist forum group. It is a ‘not for profit’ association with an elected Board and Regional Group Leaders.
The Association have been awarded 4 consecutive times by The Cosmetic Industry Awards ‘Association of The Year’ - as the RCN Forum in 2010 and as the BACN 2011 and 2012 and 2013. This in acknowledgement of our many achievements and the contribution our members have made to this field of practice.
From a small start in 2010 we have grown, by 2013, to a membership of 600 members, all nurses with a passion for what they do and a desire to be part of a specialist community, working together with common goals.
Members are kept well informed, are supported by their peers, have access to continuing professional development and are encouraged to participate on special projects for the benefit of all.
Our Constitutional Aims are as follows;
- To act as an expert resource.
- To provide guidance on best practice to ensure the safety of patients and nurses alike.
- To review current training and raise standards.
- To provide Continuous Professional Development.
- To give members access to information on training, conferences and research.
- To facilitate guidance and support to members and inform and educate the public/media.
- Organise, or assist in organising meetings, lectures, workshops and exhibitions or assist in publishing reports or other documents or information.
- To work with all stakeholders.
- To facilitate networking.
- To influence policy making at the highest level.