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. You are encouraged to keep your entry concise and clear; bullet points and the use of formatting options such as bold, underlines and italics are encouraged to ensure your entry is easy to digest for judges. A strict character limit of 1,700 (including spaces) is enforced for each question and you must not exceed this; however, your entry does not have to meet it. References are included in the character count, although you may supply a reference list as part of your supplementary materials if it exceeds the character count. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel.
Some days it seems my life revolves around the aesthetic industry. As an Allergan ambassador; clinical lead and lead trainer for a well known and long established cosmetic training company; a board member of the BACN (British association of Cosmetic Nurses); Co-chair of the BACN Education and training committee; occasional trainer for Aesthetic source; senior nurse for The Private Clinic Group and last but not least - director and nurse practitioner for my own company Alchemy-in-Aesthetics!
But, I love what I do. I have a genuine passion for making the lives of my patients better, and for the expert education of medical practitioners entering into aesthetics. I am always available to speak to and advise my own patients both before and after treatments, I am on call for Cosmetic courses to assist and advise on delegate queries and model queries.
Through my role as a trainer for allergan and cosmetic courses and the BACN, I am often contacted by other practitioners with queries and for advise on all aspects of aesthetics, clinical and business. I am happy to answer any questions and delighted to help anyone where I can.
I think my passion comes through to both my patients and my students, I am very aware of my professional code of conduct and strive to always work with this in mind.
I have made many professional and personal achievements over the past 12 months, including regularly teaching and supervising at the Aesthetic training academy, live social media presentations on treatments and co-presenting on stage at a national aesthetic conference.
I have become highly proficient in patient assessments and treatment planning using combination treatments. I especially enjoy carrying out toxin treatments and receiving feedback from patients regarding how their confidence has increased.
I am committed and dedicated to a career in Aesthetic Medicine. I strive to ensure that I perform to the best of my capabilities, ensuring I always work within a team remit and within my own level of competence. I am proud of what I have achieved and look forward to what the future holds.
I am a passionate Independent Nurse prescriber based in Edinburgh specialising in Aesthetic Medicine. I love being part of this amazing industry and will always continue to strive for safer patient care and higher standards within the sector. I work in an ethical way and always have the interests of my patients at the heart of everything I do.
Building confidence, helping people find their sparkle, feel their best, look great for their age (without looking 'fake' or 'done') is what I love to do. I am passionate about supporting my patients and equally supporting the raising of standards and promotion of injectable treatments as the domain of registered health professionals only.
As a lifelong learner I am always looking to improve and develop my practice, make new connections, support fellow professionals and educate my patients/the public as much as possible about treatments and related patient safety.
I have a strong ethos of developing an effective therapeutic relationship with my patients; I believe trust is vital (I wouldn’t want someone I didn’t trust coming anywhere near me with a needle!) Often our consultations are as much a therapy session as they are a medical consultation, I am keen always to give my patients time, to not feel rushed in and out of clinic and to ensure they feel supported, listened to and safe in my care.
Whilst there are many practitioners around locally and nationally, I like to foster positive, supportive networks between us, improving information sharing and developments and upholding professional standards.
Thank you for considering this nomination.
I have always had an interest in beauty and launched my first organic skincare line in 2012, so it was very much a natural transition for me to combine my formulation skills with medical aesthetic training. I wanted to differentiate myself from other practitioners by offering a very holistic service to my clients – tailored cosmetic injectables with a conservative approach, dermatology consultation and treatment alongside education and tailored skincare regimes, with superb customer care and safety at the helm. Within eighteen months of launching my Kent home clinic, I left the NHS and over the next two years, sourced clinic bases in London’s Harley Street and at two further Kent locations, (Sidcup and West Wickham). Continued education has been a mainstay of my practice in maintaining the best possible service for my clients, and I have completed advanced aesthetics courses and most recently gained a Distinction in a Dermatology diploma with the University of South Wales. Through these advancements I have recently developed the Five Pillars consultation, unique to my clinics where assessment includes diet, lifestyle, stress experiences and relief and skin type alongside traditional, medical analyses.
My entry within the aesthetic nursing profession began 9 years ago in 2010 where I undertook an initial training course and structured mentorship from an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for one year. Since this time, I have been fortunate enough to work full time in aesthetics, as well as volunteer my time to the BACN both as a Co-Author of the BACN "Aesthetic Nursing Competencies", and as a Board member from 2014-2017, working to improve education, standards and support for aesthetic nurses.
In 2017 I stepped down from this role to focus on the development of my own clinic, Lumiere MediSpa in Oxford, with a focus on regenerative skin health entwined with an ethical approach to this nursing care.
My experience within aesthetic nursing both practically and academically has meant that I too enjoy mentoring for other aesthetic nurses and strive to lead by example in exemplary patient care.
Yvonne Senior embodies the qualities we all hope for in an Aesthetic Nurse. She treats patients with all the values bestowed on her in her expansive NHS career and all the knowledge she has gained in her aesthetic one. That same knowledge and her passion for sharing has been an integral part of making her a go-to figure in the sector. She is passionate about peer-to-peer support and encouraging growth and development in other practitioners. She is dedicated to raising better standards in a chaotic and difficult area of medicine and has given her time selflessly to creating learning opportunities, educational frameworks and protocols.
Her time spent with her patients at all hours in her clinic and supporting other practitioners through her association PIAPA are testament to her commitment to non-surgical aesthetics.
Upon her resignation as PIAPA Chair this year it was clear just how admired and appreciated she is when emails of gratitude flooded in. Despite her wealth of experience she strives to learn more every day in her career. Figures such as Yvonne have helped to elevate the profession with an emphasis on professional team work and development.
This year I am celebrating 15 years as an Aesthetic Nurse and 13 years as a trainer. I am the Managing Director of Rachel Goddard Aesthetics, Totally Aesthetics and Totally Aesthetics Training.
I was part of the first cohort and one of first nurses in the UK to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in aesthetics practice from Northumbria University. I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in clinical education.
I regularly present at conferences including the Allergan Botox Conference, BACN supergroup meetings, PIAPA, Professional Beauty, Aesthetic Medicine North and the MedFx roadshow.
I would like to think that my work as an educator has contributed to the profession by encouraging safe practice. I have a strict policy of only training nurses, doctors and dentists with valid UK registration numbers. In the last 13 years, I have carried out thousands of training days and workshops. My training company only offers small group training. This is to ensure that each delegate receives the learning opportunities they require, with plenty of hands-on practical experience. I am a member of the Allergan Medical Faculty.
I regularly offer mentorship to nurses, doctors and dentists, either as individuals, or as part of their university placement for either the V300 Nurse Independent Prescriber course or the masters degree at Northumbria University. As I am passionate about education, I feel honoured to be contributing to someone's clinical development and learning.
I moved into medical aesthetics full time 9 years ago and opened up my own clinic 7 1/2 years ago in Ireland.
Over the past 12 months, I have been shortlisted for a variety of awards such as the Safety in Beauty Diamond Award for Nurse of the Year and I was a top 4 finalist for Best Female Led Business. I have also been a finalist for various other awards in Ireland & the UK such as Best Blog, Best use of Twitter, Best use of Instagram, Best Facebook, and Best Clinic Ireland to name but a few. I have also won Customer Services Awards and a Bride’s Choice Award and Best Wedding Beauty.
I am a featured writer for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and I also peer review articles. I have presented internationally and am regularly quoted in the media on issues such as patient safety within medical aesthetics. Patient Safety is passion and I have recently set up ‘Campaign for Safer Medical Aesthetic Procedures’ in Ireland to educate the public and to highlight the possible complications and need for regulations.
I have my own skincare brand with 9 products in the range and I have a monthly skin column in the local newspaper which is also a blog.
I also train Skin Tech Skin Peels and RRS Mesotherapy for Aesthetic Source and also have my own training academy in Ireland.
I have written various articles on PRP, presented internationally on PRP and wrote a chapter on Sexual Regeneration using PRP for a new book called PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma The New Frontier in Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine.
I've been a nurse for 32 years and in 2010 established my own medical aesthetics business - Young Aesthetics. I'm particularly passionate about patient safety and continuous professional development. I train regularly and extensively in the latest techniques and procedures to ensure the most efficacious and safest possible aesthetic outcomes for my patients .
Together with my 3 colleagues who run the NE Aesthetics Help Group, I work tirelessly in the North East to bring high class training and support to local colleagues and have arranged both small and major training events. I'm enthusiastic about my own role as a trainer for several companies and have opened my own training room this year. I also travel across the country to train others.
Myself and my business are happily going from strength to strength in a professional I love so deeply.
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