Lorna Jackson
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Lorna was Editor of Consulting Room (www.consultingroom.com), the UK's largest aesthetic information website, from 2003 to 2021. She is an industry commentator on several different areas related to the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery industry; collating and evaluating clinical data, news and statistics and writing a magazine, blogs and feature articles for Consulting Room and various consumer and trade publications, including Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic News and Aesthetic Dentistry Today. Lorna regularly attends key conferences and educational events for the industry and has close contact with many of the suppliers who manufacture and distribute products and devices utilised in aesthetic medicine. Lorna also liaises with the press and members of the media researching cosmetic surgery, with the aim of educating and raising awareness amongst the public.

ISHRS Launches Awareness of Black Market Hair Restoration

24
Apr
2019

ISHRS Launches Awareness of Black Market Hair Restoration

Patients are being lured to so-called black market pirate clinics operated by non-physicians with little training promising guaranteed results that pose serious risks.

Department of Health Consultation on Expanding CQC Ratings

13
Sep
2016

Department of Health Consultation on Expanding CQC Ratings

The Department of Health has proposed to extend the types of providers registered with the CQC they are able to rate following an inspection.

TYCT Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

02
Sep
2016

TYCT Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Save Face Gets Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

18
Jul
2016

Save Face Gets Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

Save Face is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Consulting Room Wins Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

06
Jul
2016

Consulting Room Wins Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

The Consulting Room team are thrilled to have won the award for Best Industry Media Portal at the Safety in Beauty Awards.

Top Tips For Avoiding Patient and Staff Fraud

31
Jan
2016

Top Tips For Avoiding Patient and Staff Fraud

Patient fraud and non-payment scams and looks at some tips to help you to avoid or mitigate the risk of your business suffering from financial loss.

The Development of Nitrile Gloves in the Medical Industry

22
Sep
2015

The Development of Nitrile Gloves in the Medical Industry

The development of the humble glove has probably been the fastest, the most dramatic and yet the most understated of scientific developments.

Social Medias Good and Bad Trends for the Cosmetic Industry

05
May
2015

Social Medias Good and Bad Trends for the Cosmetic Industry

We have all seen the power of social media and how this platform has spread into all aspects of our everyday lives and activities.

Industry Mourns the Loss of Pioneering `Baron of Botox`

14
Apr
2015

Industry Mourns the Loss of Pioneering `Baron of Botox`

American pioneer in the cosmetic use of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers, Dr. Fredric Brandt sadly took his own life at his home in Florida.

Avoiding Pitfalls When Entering the Aesthetic Marketplace

29
Mar
2015

Avoiding Pitfalls When Entering the Aesthetic Marketplace

Safeguarding your business, reputation and your customers by navigating past the regulatory crocodiles and being wary of the sales sharks.

Self Regulation...Is It The Answer?

29
Nov
2014

Self Regulation...Is It The Answer?

An interview with Emma Davies, Medical Director at the Save Face Register of Accredited Non-Surgical Cosmetic Providers.

The Save Face Register Goes Live

26
Sep
2014

The Save Face Register Goes Live

www.saveface.co.uk is a database of practitioners, who have been thoroughly checked and visited to ensure they are fit to practice and administer treatments.

Clinics Are Flouting CQC Registration Requirements

08
Sep
2014

Clinics Are Flouting CQC Registration Requirements

The use of botulinum toxins for treating hyperhidrosis is subject to statutory regulation.

Cosmedic Coach Launches Campaign for #Safetyinbeauty

05
Jul
2014

Cosmedic Coach Launches Campaign for #Safetyinbeauty

The campaign, safety in beauty, aims to expose unsafe practices and keep the public informed.

Save Face to Clean Up Non-surgical Aesthetic Industry

11
Jun
2014

Save Face to Clean Up Non-surgical Aesthetic Industry

Save Face will operate as an independent and impartial scheme to provide accreditation and regulation to those offering non-surgical cosmetic practices.

GDC Cracks Down on Illegal Tooth Whitening Practices

13
May
2014

GDC Cracks Down on Illegal Tooth Whitening Practices

The General Dental Council (GDC), the UK regulator body for the dental profession, has again been cracking down on illegal tooth whitening operations.

Save Face Self-Regulation - Debunking the Myths

31
Mar
2014

Save Face Self-Regulation - Debunking the Myths

We to Emma Davies, Clinical Director at Save Face, the newly launched self-regulatory accreditation scheme for non-surgical cosmetic treatment providers.

Guide to Dealing with Clinical Waste in the Cosmetic Industry

29
Mar
2014

Guide to Dealing with Clinical Waste in the Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetic professionals are under increasing pressure to understand and adhere to clinical waste regulations.

Why Non-medics Should Not Be Offering Fillers

24
Mar
2014

Why Non-medics Should Not Be Offering Fillers

The battle lines are drawn in the fight over who should be administering dermal fillers to the public.

RCN Drops Indemnity Cover for Aesthetic Practice

24
Feb
2014

RCN Drops Indemnity Cover for Aesthetic Practice

The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) announced some changes to their medical indemnity scheme for both employed and self-employed nurses.

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review

14
Feb
2014

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review

The Department of Health responds to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, published by Sir Bruce Keogh.

Cloud Based Customer Relationship and Patient Records

29
Dec
2013

Cloud Based Customer Relationship and Patient Records

Increasingly the concept of storing and managing data, from photos and videos through to spreadsheets and databases is being enabled through hosted (or cloud) servers.

Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (FACE) 2013 Review

10
Jul
2013

Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (FACE) 2013 Review

This year the FACE was bigger than ever! As always, Consulting Room was involved in the agenda format, management and practical running of the FACE conference.

The World Has Gone Mobile Crazy… Have You?

29
Jun
2013

The World Has Gone Mobile Crazy… Have You?

The way the world is now using mobile devices is re-shaping how individuals find the information that they want.

Dermal Filler Agenda Forward Post Keogh Review

20
May
2013

Dermal Filler Agenda Forward Post Keogh Review

On 15th May 2013, the governance board of the Treatments You Can Trust Register of Cosmetic Injectable Providers assembled a panel of experts at the House of Lords for a meeting to discuss the ways to take the agenda forward on dermal fillers.

MYA Cosmetic Surgery Advert Banned by Glossy Magazines

17
May
2013

MYA Cosmetic Surgery Advert Banned by Glossy Magazines

MYA Cosmetic surgery advert was refused by a series of online women's magazines who felt that the images of women featured simply weren't perfect enough!

Free Cosmetic Surgery Consultations or Not?

26
Mar
2013

Free Cosmetic Surgery Consultations or Not?

It is a question that has divided plastic surgeons. Should they offer free consultations or not?

The Benefits of Nursing in the Cosmetic Surgery Industry

23
Mar
2013

The Benefits of Nursing in the Cosmetic Surgery Industry

Advancements in cosmetic surgery, as well as a demand for an increase in people seeking plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments.

Podcast: What Is Sublative Rejuvenation?

01
Mar
2013

Podcast: What Is Sublative Rejuvenation?

In this Podcast, Consulting Room Editor Lorna Jackson talks to James Bartholomeusz, Global Vice President of Product Development at Syneron Candela.

MDU Announces It Will Not Cover Non-FDA Dermal Fillers

18
Feb
2013

MDU Announces It Will Not Cover Non-FDA Dermal Fillers

The MDU, Medical Defence Union has announced some important changes to the provision of medical indemnity for those involved in facial aesthetics

Royal College of Surgeons’ Guidelines for Consideration

29
Jan
2013

Royal College of Surgeons’ Guidelines for Consideration

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has published what it calls 'landmark' professional standards for cosmetic practice.

Smilorexia: The Dangers of Cosmetic Dentistry Addiction

15
Jan
2013

Smilorexia: The Dangers of Cosmetic Dentistry Addiction

Addiction to cosmetic surgery has been featured heavily in the news, which has meant that cosmetic dentistry addiction has been widely underreported.

Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Surgery Review: Response

09
Jan
2013

Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Surgery Review: Response

The Department of Health published details of responses to the call for evidence, designed to include experiences and views from both the industry and patients.

Illegal Tooth Whitening Crackdown by Government and Dentists

23
Dec
2012

Illegal Tooth Whitening Crackdown by Government and Dentists

The Government and Trading Standards must step up and deal with the illegal practice of teeth whitening following a new European Directive.

GMC Issues New Guidance for Doctors - Industry Responds

23
Dec
2012

GMC Issues New Guidance for Doctors - Industry Responds

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the GMC.

Treatment for Facial Palsy Is Deemed Cosmetic by the NHS

26
Nov
2012

Treatment for Facial Palsy Is Deemed Cosmetic by the NHS

Treatment for facial palsy is deemed ‘cosmetic’ by the NHS; First-ever facial palsy Charity launched to improve quality of care.

Campaign to Raise Public Awareness of ‘Botox Cowboys'

19
Oct
2012

Campaign to Raise Public Awareness of ‘Botox Cowboys'

Dr Hilary Jones has joined forces with TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk to launch a new Safer Injectables Campaign against `Botox Cowboys`.

Is Electrolysis a CQC 'Regulated Activity'? The Answer is No

03
Oct
2012

Is Electrolysis a CQC 'Regulated Activity'? The Answer is No

Is Electrolysis a CQC 'regulated activity'? The answer is No.

The Nuts and Bolts of Sir Bruce Keogh’s Call For Evidence

13
Sep
2012

The Nuts and Bolts of Sir Bruce Keogh’s Call For Evidence

Sir Bruce Keogh's review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry has been officially launched with a call for evidence.

Sir Bruce Keogh’s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry

28
Aug
2012

Sir Bruce Keogh’s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry

Sir Bruce Keogh starts his Department of Health review to investigate the whole UK Cosmetic Surgery industry.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Laser Thread Vein Treatment

14
Jun
2012

Increasing the Effectiveness of Laser Thread Vein Treatment

A recent study has shown that the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) a medical pigment increased the results when treating telangiectatic leg veins.

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

09
May
2012

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

Since our launch on 9th May 2003, the Consulting Room (and countless upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength!

Breast Augmentation With Macrolane Discontinued by Q-Med

23
Apr
2012

Breast Augmentation With Macrolane Discontinued by Q-Med

This week Q-Med (a division of Galderma) took the decision to discontinue the indication for use of its hyaluronic acid gel product Macrolane in breast augmentation procedures following concerns over the products interference with mammogram checks for breast cancer.

Social Media and Healthcare Professionals

29
Mar
2012

Social Media and Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals are looking for a way to reach out to their patients/clients and social media seems like a great medium in which to do this. But it is?

Silimed Breast Implants Have CE Certificate Suspended

22
Mar
2012

Silimed Breast Implants Have CE Certificate Suspended

Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination.

Why Cant Women With Pip Breast Implants Sleep

21
Mar
2012

Why Cant Women With Pip Breast Implants Sleep

Breast implants which are at the centre of a current scandal and health scare due to the use of industrial-grade silicone by the manufacturers.

How Much Botox Is Too Much?

16
Mar
2012

How Much Botox Is Too Much?

Choosing the correct dose for a particular patient is not as straightforward as your Botox course tutor might have you think.

Allergan Wins Legal Battle to Stop Sales of Botox Rival

12
Mar
2012

Allergan Wins Legal Battle to Stop Sales of Botox Rival

Allergan, which manufactures Botox, has won a court order which blocks one of its rivals in the botulinum toxin world, Merz Pharma from selling Xeomin.

Economic Worries Not Affecting Cosmetic Surgery Business

30
Jan
2012

Economic Worries Not Affecting Cosmetic Surgery Business

According to the 2011 statistics released today from BAAPS there has been a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed.

Aquamid Launch a Dermal Filler Patient Implant Register

14
Mar
2011

Aquamid Launch a Dermal Filler Patient Implant Register

Aquamid is learning following the PIP breast implant scandal and has launched a formal patient safety register specifically for their product.

Dermal Fillers Should Be Prescription Only

10
Mar
2011

Dermal Fillers Should Be Prescription Only

The long-awaited report following the review into the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, led by Sir Bruce Keogh.

Is Non-digital Breast Implant Insertion a New Gold Standard

09
Mar
2011

Is Non-digital Breast Implant Insertion a New Gold Standard

Is non-digital breast implant insertion the new gold standard for breast augmentation operations?

Looks Like Botox Parties Haven’t Gone Away!

09
Mar
2011

Looks Like Botox Parties Haven’t Gone Away!

Group Botox party offers: Bring your friends and 100% of their own treatment for free...

Laser/IPL Suppliers Use De-regulation Over Patient Safety

09
Mar
2011

Laser/IPL Suppliers Use De-regulation Over Patient Safety

An advert for an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) highlighted that clinics and salons can now offer IPL hair removal without the red tape of regulation.

New Members of Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust

04
Mar
2011

New Members of Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust

IHAS announced the Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust to guarantee the independence of the Register and ensure consumer safety remains the propriety.

Allergan Partners With Transform for Juvederm Advertising

08
Feb
2011

Allergan Partners With Transform for Juvederm Advertising

The UK's largest cosmetic surgery group seen advertising alongside Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm ULTRA dermal fillers.

Miss Cosmetic Surgery, Trivialises Surgery Says Industry

01
Feb
2011

Miss Cosmetic Surgery, Trivialises Surgery Says Industry

Has cosmetic surgery changed your life and looks? Then why not enter Britain's first-ever beauty pageant open only to women who've had cosmetic surgery?

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2010

24
Jan
2011

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2010

In 2010 over 1.2 million individual sessions were served by www.consultingroom.com, here are the search stats...

Is It Really Bye Bye Collagen?

25
Nov
2010

Is It Really Bye Bye Collagen?

Allergan has announced that it will discontinue its collagen dermal filler products, So does this really spell the death knell for collagen?

Tips for Getting the Last Bit Out of a Bottle of Azzalure

09
Nov
2010

Tips for Getting the Last Bit Out of a Bottle of Azzalure

Many practitioners are concerned about the amount of wastage when using the Azzalure botulinum toxin vials, as they simply can't get the last drops out!

Treatments You Can Trust Launches to Public: BAAPS Condemns

13
Sep
2010

Treatments You Can Trust Launches to Public: BAAPS Condemns

Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.

CODE Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers

14
Jun
2010

CODE Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers

CODE the Association of Dental Practice plan to lobby the IHAS to accept Dental Hygienists to the quality mark registration for cosmetic injectable providers.

Legal Guidelines For Nurses Using Remote Prescribing Services

08
Jun
2010

Legal Guidelines For Nurses Using Remote Prescribing Services

Any nurse following a remotely issued direction to administer an injectable cosmetic drug is going against their governing body's advice. All nurses must practice within NMC guidelines.

FDA Slams Lipodissolve Clinics for Misleading Consumers

22
Apr
2010

FDA Slams Lipodissolve Clinics for Misleading Consumers

Warning letters have been sent to six medical spas based in America and a company in Brazil who market the online sale of the products used for Lipodissolve.

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