The Private Clinic, offer help to administer the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19
THE PRIVATE CLINIC
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has expressed interest in utilising cosmetic doctors and nurses for the nationwide vaccine roll-out programme.
In response to this, management teams at The Private Clinic have offered up their medically trained teams and clinics to help deliver immediate medical assistance and vaccine support. Volunteers are being sourced from a professional nationwide team of surgeons, doctors and nurses spread across nationwide clinic locations that make up The Private Clinic, and its partner business, The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.
Valentina Petrone, Chief Executive Officer of the group told The Telegraph:
“As a business, we have a team of medical professionals and registered clinics located across the UK in the majority of key locations. We have contacted the government and offered our full support to all of our NHS colleagues and friends at this hugely challenging time.”
“The nature of our business also puts us in the fortunate position to already have in-house technologies which allow us to test our staff and patients daily for COVID-19.”
Thanks to the group’s regional network of medical facilities, and its large team of medics, nurses and doctors, it is in a position to offer up instant assistance to help with the vaccine effort.
During the first lockdown in March 2020, the group offered up beds for Covid-19 patients. As part of the newly enforced lockdown, the group is unable to administer its standard non-medical cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers and Botox. But the cosmetic industry as a whole has over 10,000 healthcare professionals and an estimated 6,000 medical facilities that could be rapidly redeployed to aid the government’s nationwide vaccine programme. This is why medically trained teams from the cosmetic industry are now stepping in to offer their full support.
Dr Uliana Gout, President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine has emphasised why the cosmetic industry is useful for the cause at this difficult time:
“I strongly support all my colleagues in the UK and abroad in their efforts to assist with the Covid-19 vaccination campaigns and roll-out, as well as engaging in educational efforts to promote health and wellness in these challenging times.”
Over the past 5 years in particular, the cosmetic and aesthetics industry has witnessed a period of unprecedented growth, with many practices now available across UK high streets. Millie Kendall, Chief Executive of the British Beauty Council told The Telegraph: “The response from the government regarding aesthetic doctors and nurses helping with the vaccine roll-out was very positive. There is no question these are highly skilled practitioners,” who can offer up their valued support during this crucial vaccination period.
Industry groups are hoping to set up a register for available cosmetic practitioners who are able to offer up their medical services.
Helena Grzesk, Chief Operating Officer of the British Beauty Council concludes: “The powder and puff reputation we’ve inherited as a beauty sector is a far cry from the realities of the treatments and services we provide.”