The Beauty Uncovered Award for Professional Initiative of the Year

This award recognises the important role that both patient-focused and professional campaigns play in promoting consumer education and patient safety. It is open to associations, companies and individuals. In selecting finalists, the Aesthetics team will look for evidence of activity designed to benefit the industry as a whole, along with tangible outcomes. The winner will be selected from the finalists using a combination of Aesthetics reader votes and judges’ scores. Voting will constitute a 20% share of the final score.


BACN Code of Professional Conduct

BACN Code of Professional Conduct

British Association of Cosmetic Nurses

The BACN Code of Professional Conduct is an overarching document which underpins many of the key principles of medical aesthetic practice.  It should be understood that this Professional Code of Conduct is intended to facilitate a continuing pathway of treatment, and serves to guide and facilitate best practice.  In light of the paucity of a robust, recognised and validated aesthetic medical model within the aesthetic specialism, it is the intention of the BACN that the principles within this Code of Practice underpin the broad scope of practice and extensive clinical skillset which aesthetic nurses are required to continually develop.  This document offers comprehensive guidance with contemporaneous references to current legislative and statutory guidance, which are considered accurate at the time of publication.

The BACN Code of Professional Conduct has been designed to facilitate professional development, and to benchmark a safe standard of medical aesthetic practice.

The extensive update to the BACN Code of Professional Conduct that was published in June 2021 was made possible by the hard work of its project leader Anna Baker, BACN Chair Sharon Bennett and a number of experienced BACN members.
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Highly Commended

BCAM 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative

BCAM 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative

British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)

Due to the unprecedented situation created by the Covid pandemic, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine launched the BCAM 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative in January 2021 to support its 400 members with expert guidance and practical exercises that they could access either by joining live lunchtime Zoom sessions or by watching recordings in the members' area of the new BCAM website.

BCAM President Dr Uliana Gout supported the project, which was led by Trustee Dr Bhavjit Kaur and the BCAM Professional Services Team. BCAM worked with leading experts in the field of wellbeing and mindfulness, first approaching The Mindfulness Initiative - an independent think tank and clerk to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness that advises global governments on incorporating wellbeing into policy making.

Since then, BCAM has collaborated with many others, creating a suite of resources for members to access whenever they need them via the members’ area of the new BCAM website. The resources include mindfulness exercises, breathing methods and practical advice. The initiative has been such a success that it has been extended to the wider aesthetic medicine community through the BCAM Virtual Annual Conference and CCR event and will continue throughout 2022.

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iS Clinical Cancer Care Programme

iS Clinical Cancer Care Programme

Harpar Grace International

iS Clinical have extensive experience within the cancer care field & remain the leading skincare line in the USA to treat & support patients undergoing treatments & recovering from symptoms. The program was initiated in USA at Washington Cancer Institute in 2003 & has since expanded to other institutions, such as Cedars-Sinai Breast Centre, Cleveland Clinic, Revlon Breast Centre at UCLA & several institutions internationally & a spa day concept which is offered within selected accredited partners throughout USA.

The IS Clinical Cancer Care Programme UK is a CPD accredited initiative which supports practitioners in integrating a cancer care offering within their business –providing training, support, treatment & homecare solutions for patients throughout their cancer care journey

Developed by a clinical team, the treatment protocol & targeted formulations give a sense of escape & skin restoration whilst enabling practitioners to bring positive solutions that patients haven’t had access to before.

Designed to make the treatment of cancer symptoms a much more approachable & confident journey for both practitioner & patient with over 87 accredited practitioners in the UK & Ireland we continue to build on this momentum, event calender & give back initiatives in association with this programme in 2022.

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MAP-IQ  Jane Laferla, Aine Larkin, Jeremy Isaac, Nicola Rhylett Jones, Melanie Jones

MAP-IQ Jane Laferla, Aine Larkin, Jeremy Isaac, Nicola Rhylett Jones, Melanie Jones


We are so proud to be able to deliver this initiative to the aesthetic sector. Never has it been more pertinent to bring a regulated, approved and accredited online qualification to aesthetic practice. 

At MAP-IQ we are passionate about improving patient safety within the clinical aesthetic sector and believe patients electing to have non-surgical aesthetic treatments have the right to be treated by regulated practitioners who are appropriately qualified in clinical aesthetics.

This initiative is the first of its kind being an all online, flexible, regulated Level 7 qualification, solely for experienced practitioners to evidence their previous training and experience.

We have collaborated with our clinical, business and IT team to design a strategic, organised platform so that the learner can collate and upload their evidence in the form of past certification, logbooks and assessments. Final summative assessment both written and Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) can be all completed online following the guidelines provided.

If successful the learner will be awarded a Level 7 diploma in clinical injectable treatments and be able to use the post-nominals PgDipAes

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'In The Consulting Room' by S-Thetics Clinic

'In The Consulting Room' by S-Thetics Clinic


My professional initiative is called “In The Consulting Room” (ITCR). The aim of ITCR is to educate, empower and enlighten consumers to help them make safe and informed decisions, when considering undergoing non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Since launching ITCR I have personally hosted 46 patient masterclass events in-clinic covering the full spectrum of aesthetic treatments from skin imaging, non-surgical body contouring, injectables, topical skincare and lasers. In-clinic events typically have an audience of between 5 – 20 attendees and are frequently supported by the relevant supplier partners.

The scope of my ambitions for ITCR culminated in our last major in-person event in November 2019, when S-Thetics organised and successfully delivered what we believe to be the UK’s largest ever clinic-run patient education event at Hedsor House, a private country house and 100-acre estate 10 minutes away from S-Thetics Clinic, with 244 attendees in a single day.

Ultimately ITCR aims to literally bring patients into my consulting room, to demystify the sometimes conflicting information surrounding aesthetic treatments, and to connect my ITCR audience with the world of innovation and science in aesthetics that I am privileged to be a part of.

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British Society of Aesthetic Examiners and Assessors

Skinqure Clinic

British Society of Aesthetic Examiners and Assessors (BSAEA) founded in 2019, provides a community of experienced clinical teachers who have recognised teaching and assessing qualifications. It also provides an OfQUAL approved aesthetics teaching and assessing qualification (launch Dec 2021). The purpose is to provide organisations with a pool of suitable talent to select KOL, examiners and assessors from. It also provides a community where faculty members can share ideas, skills and projects with other members. Regular newsletters and forums, together with a planned annual conference are planned. This will improve the isolation often felt in the aesthetic community particularily during the pandemic when meeting has been difficult.

The membership is open internationally in addition to UK based members. One goal is to improve the quality of teaching and assessing in aesthetics by ensuring good generic as well as industry specific skills.

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Key Dates 2022/2023

  • 2023 Entries Open 31st July 2022
  • Entries Close 30th September 2022
  • Finalists Announced 3 rd January 2023
  • Voting and Judging Close 1st February 2023
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony after the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 11th March 2023