Criteria This award will recognise the aesthetic nurse who is deemed to have contributed most to the profession and/or has provided the most outstanding care and treatment to their patients in the last 12 months. The winner will be judged on their clinical expertise, continuous professional development, commitment to patient safety and the difference they make to their patients, clinic and the profession as a whole. This category is only open to nurses with more than five years’ demonstrable experience of working in the aesthetic specialty. For those with less than five years’ experience, please enter the Rising Star of the Year category. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel.
I came into aesthetics almost by chance. Circumstances beyond my control meant I had to leave a successful career in the NHS. The only way to achieve this was to become self employed.
I have been involved in this industry for 10 years now and I have really embraced it. It has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing people. It has been a voyage of discovery and is so much more than treating patients.
The challenge initially of building up a caseload. Now the challenge is standing out amongst the crowd.
I am not complacent. I work hard but I can give back. I work closely with the transgender people providing a clinic where they can receive laser hair removal.
Then there is the work I do with the BACN as a board member I have the role of supporting the regional Leads. I was one until a year ago and understand the role and really appreciate what these people do for the nurses in our industry.
My training role gives me another dimension I meet some lovely people and it gives me a great deal of job satisfaction.
My name is Jaqueline Naeini BSc – Clinical Director / Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner / Independent Nurse Practitioner/ Pg Cert Medical Aesthetic Practice/ Diploma Medical Aesthetic Practice/ Mentor Northumbria University Aesthetic Practice Programme
I have been a nurse for 21 years and for 12 of these an aesthetics practitioner and trainer for 7 of these years. Throughout this time I am continuously keeping up to date with all the latest and safest treatments attending courses and conferences in the UK and abroad to bring back to clinic.
I Always strive to provide my patients with a positive and professional impression from the moment they enter my clinic for their consultation through to treatment.
Emma Coleman is an aesthetic and dermatology nurse practitioner with her own award-winning skincare line. Emma brings her unique skill set to her clinic every day, with truly holistic and tailored plans to maintain longterm beauty and wellness for her clients. She writes regularly for journals and speaks at industry events, as she is genuinely passionate about maintaining best practice in clinic, whilst supporting other practitioners and peers by sharing her knowledge.
I worked in the neurology department and then the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Team. In 2008 I trained as a specialist Community Public Health Nurse- Health Visitor and secured employment in my local area where I grew up. .
Nursing has been my true vocation – but aesthetics has always been my passion!
This passion has been the driving force behind Facetherapy NI.
Facetherapy NI started as a small family run business in 2016. Myself being the aesthetics nurse and my wife Geri being the manager.
Due to our continued growth we finally purchase our own clinic in January 2019.
I have also taken my career in aesthetics to the next level and have founded Facetherapy NI Academy. https://academy.facetherapyni.com
Our training academy is aimed at young medical professionals starting out their Aesthetics careers. We also provide advanced training courses for experienced Aesthetics Practitioners. Face Therapy NI Academy offers a vast range of in-house CPD verified courses in Aesthetic Medical Practice.
i have also self-funded a 6-month module for V300 Independent Nurse Prescribing. This involved 1 weeklong stays in Stoke-on-Trent monthly – but this was vital to progressing Facetherapy NI as an independent business (I previously had to rely on Doctors to carry out my prescribing). This has been a massive success for the company as I can now offer mobile clinics around the province.
I am a nurse prescriber who has been on a journey in this industry for 17 years. This journey has taken me from being a part-time, self-employed aesthetics nurse, who was confident with plastic surgery nursing but building experience with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, to the businesswoman and established medical aesthetics practitioner that I am today. In the last year especially, my role in this industry has evolved. I've started to write for industry publications and have developed ambassadorships with major players in the aesthetics world such as ZO Skin Health and Merz. However, my proudest accomplishment both in the last 12 months and across my years in this industry, is creating long-lasting relationships with my patients. These relationships and my clinical knowledge allow me to administer subtle, tailored treatments to my patients that increase their confidence and showcase their natural beauty, often resulting in me hearing the phrase "Julie, you've made me feel like myself again."
Jane has a nursing career spanning 35 years and for the past 14 years has worked solely in non-surgical cosmetic practice. With a patient base of over 5,000 and she has performed over 25,000+ procedures to date.
Jane also has an educational role in NSC practice and is a tutor at the University of South Wales where she supports practitioners undertaking the level 7 Cert/Dip/MSc in Cosmetic Medicine. She a national trainer for a global pharmaceutical company and an external examiner for an Ofqual awarding organisation for the L7 Diploma in Medical Aesthetics.
She is respected by her peers and within the UK aesthetic industry. Jane holds an MSc in Cosmetic Medicine from the University of South Wales; is an independent nurse prescriber and designated prescribing practitioner (DPP). Jane has completed a Masters´in Cosmetic Medicine from the Univerity of South Wales; achieving a distinction for her final research project and is currently studying level 7 postgraduate Medical Education at USW to support her practice in education and training moving forward.
Jane is passionate about supporting the functional wellbeing of her patients, and to gain the public trust in this unregulated sector by promoting high standards of education, training and clinical practice for those entering the non-surgical cosmetic sector.
I founded my clinic in 2001 and it is now an established and respected clinic set in the heart of Worcestershire. My vision is to provide an exceptional service, with my patients centred at everything we do.My whole team work tirelessly to surpass our patients expectations, 100% of the time. Having been a part of the medical aesthetic profession for the last 21 years , I have seen many changes - both good and bad! I am passionate about patient centred care and specialise in full face restoration treatments, with a multi-faceted approach.
When it comes to medical aesthetics, there are few people with the same level of dedication, care and expertise as myself.
12 years ago, I set up Pure Perfection Clinic and have since garnered a phenomenal reputation for delivering exceptionally effective aesthetic treatments to my patients. Last year I was awarded Aesthetic Nurse Of The Year at the Safety In Beauty Awards.
My passion for safety and a knowledge based practice in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare and aesthetics industry ensures that I stay up to date with the latest technologies and cutting-edge techniques.
Over this last year I have campaigned with local MP's and held numerous educational events in clinic to raise the standards and regulations. I have also launched my clinic success consultancy business to support other clinic owners establish a safe, ethical practice.
This year I have seen some truly amazing results with my patients that have improved both their physical appearance and also their mental and emotional wellbeing.
As a trainer for ZO Skin Health UK and a KOL for both Inmode UK and HydraFacial, alongside my webinars and tutorials over the year, I feel truly valued within the aesthetics industry and am incredibly proud of my achievements to date.
On September 1st I celebrate 18 years in Medical Aesthetics, 40 years as a qualified nurse.
Prior to aesthetics my 16-years as a Paediatric Cardiology Nurse involved learning in a team, using my nursing skills to care for sick children. I left as Senior Paediatric Manager as a nurse colleague invited me to an injectables course.
Medical aesthetics didn’t exist and being part of a 1st group of nurses learning injectables and peels was exciting. Beauty was a part of my life and fascinated by the new science, my new aesthetics career ensued.
In 2017 an opportunity came at S-Thetics Clinic, and it felt right. I’d enjoyed my conversations with Miss Balaratnam (Sherina), an advocate of skin health. S-Thetics was then 2 years old, I could see her clinic progressive and forward-thinking, as was she.
Here for 3.5 years now, I love our patients, team and deliver some of the latest launches in aesthetics. We dedicate to research and patient education and have won 9 national and 2 International awards. I always say to Sherina how lucky I am: to be retired yet still get to do what I love to do every day: Aesthetics.
Internationally renowned Claudia McGloin is the Clinical Director and Aesthetic Nurse Practioner of The New You Clinic. With over 23 years of nursing experience, she is one of Ireland's most trusted and well known multi-award-winning nurses.
Claudia holds dual nursing registration in both the UK and Ireland. She is passionate about patient safety and has been involved in several projects over the years.