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Written by Kate Allen Cosmetic nursing is exciting, evolving, challenging and rewarding career choice.  To excel in this career you need to enjoy working with people, have a passion for anatomy & physiology and be able to ...
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Cosmetic medicine professionals say that unqualified operators are putting the public at risk. Unqualified people are performing cosmetic procedures and importing unregistered medicines, a professional body for the country’s cosmetic medicine practitioners warns. In one case which ...
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I’ve been dealing with a lot of negative comments and messages from non-medical injectors during my complications course launch. Many imply I don’t really care about safety because I won’t train them. Here’s the reason why I ...
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The world’s leading cosmetic surgeons claim thousands of people face permanent damage from new facial “filler” injections. They warn the risks faced by people having such treatments in the UK have also increased because of government failure ...
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CANN - Cosmetic Appearance Medicine Nurses of New Zealand want the use of dermal fillers regulated after reports of blindness and disfigurement become more prevalent  Dermal fillers are not currently regulated In a rare complication, filler injected ...
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Sydney woman Jean Huang died after a botched breast procedure at her beauty clinic in August. Dr Hans Raetz, the president of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, has shared concerns about unqualified people doing medical ...
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For NZ Cosmetic Appearance Nurses seeking urgent advice:

Auckland City Hospital 
Ophthalmological contacts
Eye Clinic
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm: 09 307 4949 ext 27630

Eye Ward
Saturday-Sunday, Public holidays, and after hours:

Phone: 09 307 4949 ext 28311

On-call eye registrar Helpline
Phone: (09) 307 2800

District Health Boards

List of links to websites for all of New Zealand’s district health boards.

Legal and CANN Requirements of Standing Orders

Standing Orders are written documents that allow non-doctor health professionals (e.g. nurses) to dispense medications without a prior doctor’s consultation, as long as certain standards are met.

Full document is available here

Training for Nurses in Cosmetic Medicine

The CANN executive team, in conjunction with CANN members nationwide, has developed “best practice standards” for nurses working in cosmetic appearance medicine. The documentation is currently being finalised before forming the basis of professional, continuous training and education for cosmetic appearance nurses throughout NZ.

To record your interest and for information please email

Learn more about joining CANN

Learn more about joining CANN

For more information or to record your
interest please email

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