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Expert witnesses Dr Godfrey Town and Dr Ross Martin consider options for defending yourself against patient claims related to lasers and other energy-based devices The practice of defensive medicine is not a new concept to the medical profession. The incidence of complaints that turn into allegations of negligence is certainly on the increase, and many aesthetic practitioners may not be aware of how vulnerable they can be to such allegations. There is undoubtedly a need for help and advice on how to stay protected against the commonest occurrences. This article will explain how aesthetic practitioners using lasers and other energy-based devices...

Online Laser Training has secured a further three-year approval of its 'Core of Knowledge’ Laser User and Laser Safety Supervisor / LSO courses. The BMLA Education Subcommittee oversees educational activity by third-party providers and applies a rigorous evaluation of courses before granting approval including strict quality assurance requirements. As a mark of BMLA approval, the BMLA allows the use of its Logo and the wording ‘BMLA approved’ on promotional material and certificates of participation. OLT is around to carry the BMLA endorsement of its courses.”...

Our Online Laser Training International Programme Director, Dr Godfrey Town was re-certified on 1st May 2018 by RPA 2000 for a further five years to act as a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) under the Care Standards Act 2000 (Wales & Northern Ireland) and as required in England by councils with unitary powers who regulate service providers using lasers and intense light sources. These jurisdictions in England include London, Essex and Nottinghamshire. The RPA 2000 LPA certificate is evidence of competence in radiation protection for non-ionising radiation and Dr Town holds this for medical, research and teaching. RPA 2000 was set up in 2000...

Online Laser Training has secured accredited CPD Training Provider status with The CPD Accreditation Group for the ‘Core of Knowledge’ Certificate training issued under the signature of Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D., RPA 2000 certified Laser Protection Adviser (Certificate No: L00159 re-issued 1st May 2018). This ‘Core of Knowledge’ Certificate course has been independently assessed by The CPD Group as worth 30 CPD learning credits which is equivalent to a notional 30 hours of learning. View CPD Certificate....

Dr Elizabeth Raymond Brown and clinical technologist Dr Godfrey Town present the different standards and regulations in the UK for laser and light interventions Lasers and intense light sources (ILS) – which include intense pulsed light (IPL) and light emitting diode (LED) technologies – are suitable for a range of interventions, from invasive surgical procedures, such as laser lipolysis and ablative skin rejuvenation, to non-invasive therapies, such as hair reduction, tattoo removal and non-ablative skin rejuvenation. Lasers and ILS are subject to standards and regulatory controls because of the unique potential hazard they pose to tissues of the eye and skin,...

Our international Online Laser Training Programme Director, Dr Godfrey Town attended the 5-CC conference in Barcelona as an Invited Faculty Speaker where he provided a Teaching Course on ‘Core of Knowledge’ laser and intense light source (IPL) safety. Godfrey also gave two other oral presentations on light-based hair removal treatments and a comparison study on home-use IPL hair removal devices....

Our international Online Laser Training Programme Director, Dr Godfrey Town attended the 19th International Master Class on Aging Skin (IMCAS) in Paris as a Faculty Guest Speaker where he chaired several sessions and gave a talk on ‘How new standards and regulation are influencing aesthetic clinical practice in the UK' describing the differences in standards and regulations in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England and covering the new EN 16372 Aesthetic surgery services standard and comments on the status of the corresponding non-surgical standard being developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) Technical Committee. Godfrey also serves on the IMAS Academy Expert...