Sharon Bennett, a Harrogate based cosmetic nurse specialist, has won the highly respected national award of UK Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year at the Annual Aesthetic Awards.
Sharon, who is director of Harrogate Aesthetics, a medical cosmetic clinic delivering skin and anti ageing treatments, won the award at a ceremony held last month in London.
Sharon who was selected by a panel of judges drawn from medical experts was up against an outstanding shortlist of 7 other leading specialists from across the country.
The rigorous judging process involved looking for clinical excellence and expertise, commitment to patient safety, continuous professional development, achievement in the industry and the difference they make to their patients, clinic and profession as a whole.
Sharon’s experience and accomplishments are extensive in the industry. She is co-founder and current chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, the largest official UK cosmetic nurse organisation, she leads the BSI (British Standards Institute) committee on the European Cosmetic Medical Standard and with support from the Dept of Health is co-ordinating a Joint Cosmetic Interventions Body to bring the UK’s un-regulated cosmetic industry under one umbrella.
Her main clinical work is based in Princes Square Harrogate where her patients, both local and national regard her as a safe and highly experienced practitioner with a sharp eye for detail.
She is a well-known presenter at leading medical conferences on dermal fillers, botulinum toxins and facial re-enhancement and in April 2016 will join other leading Award winners from across the industry to share her skills and techniques at ACE, one of the largest London Aesthetic Conferences.
Sharon said: “Winning this award was a perfect end to the year. I could not have achieved all I have without the support and understanding from our fantastic team at Harrogate Aesthetics. We strive to give our patients the best and safest cosmetic treatments and we are constantly updating and expanding our skills and knowledge to ensure our patients are well looked after and receive the perfect results.
“This is a wonderful award to win, not only for me personally but for the Harrogate Aesthetics team and our patients too. Patients may travel a long way to see me and they have to be assured I will deliver the best treatments with the best possible results whilst at the same time safeguarding them”.
Dr Raj Aquilla, The UK leading international cosmetic doctor, said: “Aside from her esteemed role as BACN Chair, Sharon is one of the most respected and influential leaders in medical aesthetics. A truly deserved award winner for Nurse Practitioner of the Year”