Sally Taber, a renal nurse in her earlier years, was in at the start of the transplant co-ordinator role nationally and across Europe and was the nurse in charge of the Addenbrooke’s Transplant and Dialysis Unit.
Following several years as Director of Nursing at the London Bridge Hospital, she worked with the Royal College of Nursing and then with the trade association for the independent healthcare sector. She headed the successor trade body, IHAS, from 2006 to 2013.
She currently runs the Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service (ISCAS) and the Register of Cosmetic Injectable Practitioners, Treatments you can Trust TYCT). Most recently she has also worked with Health Education England on the new Qualification Requirements for delivery of cosmetic procedures and with the GMC on its recent guidance to cosmetic doctors and for potential cosmetic patients, and with the Independent Doctors Federation. Among her nationally used publications are Standards for Cosmetic Injectable Treatments and Essential Standards regarding Class 3B and 4 Lasers and Intense Lights Systems in Non-Surgical Applications.
She was also on the original working group to establish how to accredit voluntary registers by the then Council of Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) now the Professional Standards Authority.
Sally Taber MA RGN RM was awarded the Aesthetic Medicine prize as the most influential person in Aesthetic Medicine 2011;
She has been the Chair of British Kidney Patient Association for the last eight years. She represented independent healthcare on the GMC Medical Revalidation Board and now sits on the NMC Advisory Board for Nursing Revalidation.
She has been a frequent speaker on broadcast channels and writes in health sector publications. She is currently the President of the Open Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.