The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS), which represents those carrying out cosmetic treatment for varicose veins, has announced that registered nurse Emma Davies is to join its board.
The association is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2002, with the aim of raising and maintaining standards of responsible evidence-based practice for sclerotherapy.
“I have lots of ideas that will benefit them and raise the profile of the association”
Although 50% of the population suffer from unsightly thread veins, the association said there was no treatment available on the NHS.
BAS members include vascular surgeons, physicians and nurses, and aesthetic doctors and nurses, who are supported by the BAS board, a body of experts that establishes consensus on best practice.
Ms Davies is trained and experienced in a wide range of aesthetic medical treatments, with a special interest in sclerotherapy and teaching.
She was one of the founders of BAS in 2002 and is credited with promoting the interests of aesthetic nurses and raising standards of practice throughout the UK sclerotherapy and aesthetics industry.
Ms Davies is currently director of Horrington Clinic and Veincare Training in Somerset, as well as clinical director of the voluntary accreditation register Save Face UK.
She has also previously been a member of the Aesthetic Nurses Forum Committee and the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses – of which she was a founding member and chair until 2014.
“Emma’s knowledge and experience will be highly relevant and bring benefits to our members”
Philip Coleridge Smith
She is a supporter of continuing education and accredited standards, and has contributed to several seminal documents including the BACN Standards of Competency for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine.
In 2012 her work was recognised by winning both the ‘Aesthetic Nurse of The Year’ and the ‘Services to Industry’ awards by Cosmetic News Magazine.
Ms Davies said: “My experience as a practitioner and micro-sclerotherapy trainer myself gives me unique insight into the challenges faced by many of our members, and I have lots of ideas that will benefit them and raise the profile of the association.
“I am keen to play an active role in the association’s next conference in spring 2019, and I’m excited about being involved with the future direction of the BAS once again.”
Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, BAS president and medical director of the British Vein Institute, said Ms Davies would make a valuable contribution to the board.
“Having worked with her in the past, I am confident that Emma’s energy and enthusiasm will prove a great asset,” he said.
“We are looking to grow our membership base and further our aims of raising standards and providing a comprehensive sclerotherapy resource for members and the public, and Emma’s knowledge and experience will be highly relevant and bring benefits to our members,” he said.