About us

About us

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose charitable objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. It works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members.

Established in 1920, it is a registered charity with an incorporated body of trustees, the Executive Committee, who are all dermatologists elected by the membership. The Officers, supported by the professional staff carry out the day to day business from Willan House, the headquarters building in central London.  

The BAD has clear objectives which are set out in the Constitution and are taken forward by the business units and sub-committees.

The BAD works with many other organisations to achieve its aims of supporting patients and improving standards. These include Patient Support Groups, Special Interest Groups, International Dermatology Groups and the Medical Royal Colleges.

On this site we provide information sheets about skin diseases, written and approved by our dermatologists, as well as general information about the skin, current issues in skin disease along with changes to dermatology services in the UK and those areas experiencing problems with providing access to care for their patient population. 

What is a Dermatologist

Visit our What is a Dermatologist page to learn more about what makes dermatologists the experts in skin disease and how to access their services.

Please Note: This website is not able to respond to enquiries from individuals about their skin complaints.

Please read our disclaimer

Quality Standards for Dermatology
Quality Standards for Teledermatology
Lessons for the NHS
Back to top