Olympic Games! – Great Team Spirit from the Qutis and MBNS Clinics…

July 31st, 2012

We have 205 nations taking part in 300 events at the London Olympic Games right now and 147 nations will take part in the Paralympic Games.

“Go Team GB…Have heart by taking part!

Compete with honour and determination, win with pride, be dignified on defeat!

Most especially enjoy the camaraderie of the great spectacle and engender the spirit of true sportsmanship!” (Taken from comments from the 1948 Olympians).

We will have regular Olympic Results Updates for all patients attending Qutis Clinic at Witney and also at MBNS Thame Ciinic over the Olympic 4 weeks!

Safe IPL always at MBNS and Qutis Clinics

July 19th, 2012

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment for the removal of sun damage and red veins. Also used for Permanent Hair Removal

In light of the BBC Radio One news report today discussing issues with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments performed by inexperienced beauticians, we would like to issue our own statement on how we use  Intense Pulsed Light Therapies at MBNS/Qutis Clinics.

We are  a nurse led experienced clinic group that has been offering  IPL hair removal (and IPL Skin rejuvenation) for over 15 years on a variety of skin types & colours. Our nurses & laser therapists all have BTec & Core of Knowledge qualifications.

We pride ourselves on our expertise and ensure that all patients are thoroughly consulted before treatment can go ahead.  This includes exclusion of patients who have an active suntan or have used sunbeds or fake tan products.  Also we take care to note all medication that could cause light sensitivity, so that safe IPL treatment settings are selected.

This full consultation and consequent treatment with a specialist nurse or laser therapist ensures that we at MBNS/Qutis  can offer the best and safest treatments available to our patients.

Prescribing of medicines at MBNS and Qutis Clinics

July 12th, 2012


Marea Brennan Thorns RN, NIP, MscRecently on the BBC London Evening News there was an investigation into the outlawed practice of remote prescribing of toxins for injection purposes.

Put in to layman’s terms, the news story featured the  case of a doctor from Harley Street discussing the writing of prescriptions for a Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) treatment without actually seeing the patient, this was done via the internet (Skype) or phone call.  This is an illegal practice and so we at MBNS/Qutis clinics want our valued patients to know how we run our clinic practice ethically.  We always hold face to face prescription consultations by our own qualified nurse prescribers of which we have two:  namely Marea Brennan Thorns, RN, NIP  MSc and Adrian Baker, RN, NIP.

In previous years before our nurses obtained their prescribing qualifications, we had a visiting GP and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon to carry out our medical assessment and patient suitability to receive Botulinum Toxin treatment.

We want all to be aware that we at MBNS and Qutis clinics do our utmost to provide all our patients with professional, safe, confidential and legal treatment, and will always strive to aim higher in our level of service to you. 

Only 2% of nurses in this country hold the Independent Nurse Prescribing qualification, and nurses Adrian & Marea studied very hard, whilst working and managing their families to gain this university level accreditation.

And so we would like to advise that anyone seeking a cosmetic treatment such as botulinum toxin(BOTOX®) should meet the prescribing practitioner (doctor,dentist,nurse prescriber) face to face at their first treatment visit.

To book a prescription appointment with one of our independent nurse prescribers please call 01844 213007 

Skin Cancer Update and Preventative Measures.

July 5th, 2012


Recently I , Stephanie Green, attended a study day for Advanced Skin Cancer run by the British Dermatogical Nursing Group of which I’m a member. It was very interesting and the presenters were all excellent speakers and gave really good lectures. The lectures ranged from: Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery; Teenage Cancer Trust (skin cancer is the  cancer in this age group that is increasing at alarming rates); Malignant Melanoma update (this was by a young consultant from the Royal Marsden) and it was scary to find there is little advance in treatment since the early 70’s and that the same chemotherapy used then is still the first line chemo choice; Genetics; Sun protection, this lecture was given by an Australian sunscreen company but as they have had the early experience of this, was really interesting; electrochemotherapy and the role of the CNS, this is a treatment for advanced cancers, usually secondaries, that when chemo is given, electrical wavelengths over the area break down the cell walls and allow penetration of the chemo to the given tumour; living with and beyond cancer which was given by a McMillan Nurse from the Marsden who was very interesting.


Some of the little gems were imparted:


1. Sun glasses are now a necessity not an accessory

2. Clothing is as important as SPF,

3. Put your SPF on before leaving the house as you wouldn’t walk in the rain for ten minutes before        deciding to put up your brolley,

4.  It ain’t what you do, its the way that you do it (Banarama style – there’s one for the over 40’s!)