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.
Jenny O'Neill, Nurse Prescriber, is founder, director and clinical lead of Aspire Clinic, a prestigious non-surgical aesthetics clinic based at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.
We offer the latest in non-surgicial medically-graded aesthetic treatments using advanced technology and the most up-to-date equipment and techniques to deliver beautiful, natural looking and long lasting results.
Jacqueline Naeini - BSc – Clinical Director Cliniva Medispa/ Cliniva Cosmetic Training, SkinDerma Pro & LA Glow Facial. Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner / Independent Nurse Practitioner/ Pg Cert Medical Aesthetic Practice/ Diploma Medical Aesthetic Practice/ Mentor Northumbria University Aesthetic Practice Programme.
After gaining a wealth of experience in this field, I wanted to further advance my career and accepted a job within the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Team, this involved caring for acutely ill patients requiring sedation, ventilation, haemodynamic support and cardiac rehabilitation.
My drive and ambition for learning encouraged me to return to University again to complete a Full time PG Dip in Specialist Community public health Nursing, whilst working weekend shifts at Brain Injury to ensure I kept up my skills and practice.
I qualified from University of Ulster with a distinction and added a new qualification to my nursing registration, a SCPHN, Health Visitor. I took up post in my own local area where I grew up. This afforded me the opportunities to improve social inequalities and promote health and wellbeing in my own home town.
My love for teaching brought me back to University again in 2010 where I successfully completed with Distinction a Post Graduate certificate in Education for Nurses, Midwives and SCPHN.
Nursing is and has been my true vocation – but aesthetics has always been my passion!
This passion has been the driving force behind Facetherapy NI LTD. Facetherapy NI started as a small family run business in 2016 and it has been a whirlwind of emotions and full speed ahead.
As an independent nurse prescriber who has been on a journey in aesthetics for nearly 20 years, to have been recognised and shortlisted for this award last year brought me such joy and a feeling of validation. To have been acknowledged by the judges further encouraged me to continue to grow and evolve over the last 12 months, and during the process of applying this year, I have come to realise exactly how much growth I have experienced. A real revelation for me this year has been what a strong passion I have for not only learning, but for teaching and sharing my years of experience with the new generation of practitioners. I can honestly say with hand on heart that this has been the most fulfilling and rewarding part of my growth. Everything that I do within my career is not for accolades but for how it makes my patients and delegates feel, and for upholding my professionalism, care, and expertise. Lastly, this process has highlighted to me that I am a respected and valued member of the aesthetics community, not only for clinical ability but for the authenticity and support I bring to my peers and my patients.
I own and run a prestigious clinic on Harley Street offering injectables either by only nurses and doctors and a wide range of non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments such as fat freezing, lasers and chemical peels by highly trained aestheticians. I have clientele travel internationally to see me at my clinic and have recently developed a skincare range over the pandemic to allow me to send products that I trust to my clients who cannot visit me. I launched my own post treatment bio-cellulose mask, Skincycles, which is available online, in clinic and has been signed by David Jones (the tier one shopping Department Store) in Australia and New Zealand. I am in advanced talks for a Middle East distribution deal for 2022. Developing my own products to compliment my procedural skill would close the loop on my ability to provide full control on services received in and out of clinic by clients, a key goal to improve and commit to patient safety. My drive and passion comes from consulting with clients that have received treatments they didn’t necessarily need but the client had placed their trust in a practitioner who had chosen profit over the patient. None of my clients leave the clinic looking overdone and we will often turn down clients requesting treatments they don’t need. Our focus is on skin health and mental health.
My name is Lucy Millar-Hume and I’m a Facial Design Expert. I am devoted to my patients and my career in medical aesthetics. I'm an Independent Nurse Prescriber, Clinic Owner, and Clinical Educator. I entered full-time aesthetic nursing in 2007 and now specialize in anti-wrinkle injections, soft tissue fillers, i-PRF and PRP for skin and hair rejuvenation, lasers, plasma pen fibroblasting, skin needling, skin peeling, and fat dissolving treatments. In addition, I offer prescription skincare and have also launched my own brand skincare in 2019 - LA LAB™.
I’m a member of the JCCP and an Accredited Save Face Clinic and Practitioner. I belong to the BACN and the British Dermatological Nursing Group and am an ACE Group member.
I have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for many years educating others, both in theory and in practice in the ways of aesthetic medicine. Since 2015 I’ve been publishing in the literature year on year and speaking publicly on many aspects of aesthetic medicine. During my MSc, I became inspired to write and accredit my own injectable and industry-standard courses which are CPD accredited and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance Recognised.
I've worked within medical aesthetics for the last 15 years, having had my own clinic for the last 11 years. I'm proud to work in a profession which brings happiness and confidence to patients, and to work within the faculty of Teoxane and PCA Skin. Patient safety is at the core of everything I do, whether that's teaching new and experienced aesthetic practitioners globally, or on a daily basis in clinic with my own patients. My great passion is for education and I've loved bringing evidence based, safety focused training to the medical aesthetic experts of the future in my own training facility and alongside my highly esteemed colleagues.
My creative path altered since I attended the RCN Aesthetic Nurses Forum in 2009. Medical Aesthetics field has evolved immensely and I have been developing and consolidating my knowledge and skills accordingly.
It is not always glamorous and easy as many would think. In any beginning, it is all about hard work and dedication. Running your own business is challenging and rewarding at the same time.
This road has been about developing self-confidence, leading me to submit my entry for the Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award.
Over these years, I have met many interesting and inspirational professionals that have had a great influence on me as professional and as a person.
This is another step. As my younger daughter said, ‘If you do not try you would never know….’ It was not about my entry, however this is one of the reasons I had a courage to submit my application. Bring the new challenge on!
Aesthetics has been an integral part of my life for many years and my initial exposure to the industry has made me the woman and practitioner I am today. I am eternally grateful that my life took me along the path is has.
I take great pride on my continued professional development and my drive to be the best practitioner I can. This forms a huge part of my very own practice. I share that drive with my team, a group of people that I am proud to work with every single day.
However, I would say my absolute biggest source of pride are my patients, their success stories and improved quality of life are the reason I continue to improve my business and my own skills, I simply wouldn't be where I am today without them.
After spending 14 years in London enduring a successful career in the NHS, Claudia moved into Private Healthcare Practice 11 years ago to specialise in aesthetic medicine.
After returning home to Sligo 10 years ago, she opened the doors of The New You Clinic. The clinic is one of Ireland’s Leading Multi-Award Winning Medical Aesthetics, Skin Health, Orthopaedic, Wellness and Weight Management Clinics. The clinic is currently the only clinic of its kind in Ireland that has exclusive procedures and also owns the franchise to Motivation Weight Management. The clinic also is one of the longest established and most trusted medical aesthetics clinics in the Northwest of Ireland.
Having been in the aesthetic business for over 15 years, Aine prides herself in being forefront in aesthetic education and training, helping to guide practitioners through their aesthetic journey to a level 7 qualification
Qualified in cosmetic medicine as well as medical education Aine adheres to recommended clinical and training standards and is credentialed as an Advanced level nurse practitioner accredited by the RCN (ALNP)
Aine is a technical support and assessor for level 7 regulated qualifications for VTCT which is an ofqual accredited awarding body that is known globally
Aine is a clinical director of the newly launched MAP-IQ level 7 assessment programme for experienced practitioners as well as her own private training academy in Northern Ireland
She regularly participates in workshops and webinars nationally to talk on a number of related topics to aesthetic medicine.
Aine is regional lead for BACN Northern Ireland since 2013 and leads educational meetings for the nurse practitioner members
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