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about us

We’re different because we’re trained medical and aesthetics professionals. This means safe treatments and highly effective results.

Norma Simpson
Registered Nurse (BSC Hons)

Norma is a Qualified Nurse and Independent Prescriber. Registered with the (NMC) Nursing and Midwifery Council. Working for many years within the NHS, she has gained vast experience in a number of specialities, this included a number of years spent on neurological wards, which included major trauma/injuries.

In later years she specialised in community nursing working as a district nurse, clinical practitioner, and clinical manager. Norma has a vast knowledge of anatomy and complex wound care.

Norma has been established in aesthetics since 2014 during which time she has gained a loyal clientele due to her skill, and expertise in the aesthetic profession. Patient safety and expectations are always a high priority, in order to achieve the best possible outcome, ensuring all clients are treated with sensitivity and confidentiality.

In accordance with NMC regulations Norma ensures that she attends regular seminars, training updates, and UK conferences, in order to maintain high standards, offer advanced procedures, and ensure safe practice. Norma has attended many courses led by a number of UK leaders in the field of aesthetics.

Vicky Arnott
Registered Nurse (BSC Hons)

Vicky is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience in the NHS mainly practicing as an Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurse and has worked in many parts of the country including NHS Trusts in Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge in various roles including Matron.

Vicky has been providing clients with non surgical aesthetic treatments since 2017 and has in the NHS worked in the fields of plastic surgery and has cared for the surgical patients who have opted for surgical aesthetic treatment options in both the NHS and private sectors in the theatre environment.

Vicky ensures that all clients receive a treatment plan that will enhance the clients natural features providing a youthful and fresh appearance. All procedures are fully explained and what can be achieved realistically to meet the clients expectations.

Continuous Professional Development is a key part of Vicky’s practice and as a Registered Nurse is professionally accountable to the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) she must ensure her practice is safe and updates her clinical knowledge and skills. Vicky has attended course by world leaders in the aesthetic field including Dr Tom van Eijk, Dr Ryan Hamdy and many others on complication workshops and conferences.

Both Norma and Vicky attend clinical courses in aesthetics and are also members of the BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses) and ACE (Aesthetic Complications Expert group) to ensure they provide skilled and safe care. The BACN is the largest association for nurses performing aesthetic treatments in the UK and provides support with regular up to date information within the aesthetic, medical and non surgical industry promoting safe effective and ethical practices. ACE provides professional support to aesthetic doctors, dentists and nurses and encourage practitioners to report any complications so that medically trained aesthetic practitioners can reflect and learn form these complications.

At A & S Aesthetics and Skincare only use UK approved products from reputable UK pharmacies which specialise and work closely with aesthetic product suppliers and manufacturers.

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