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BAD Sub-committees
Biologics Register

Biologics Register Sub-committee

Function To oversee all aspects of the British Association of Dermatologists Biologics Intervention Register (BADBIR)
Meetings Three times a year.
Contact    Dr Sagair Hussain
Clincial Services

Clinical Services Sub-committee

Function To provide support and advice to members on service issues.  To advise NHS, Trusts, PCTs and other external organizations on issues related to the delivery of dermatology services including commissioning.
Meetings Every second month starting January
Contact Tania von Hospenthal
Clinical Excellence Awards

Clinical Excellence Awards Sub-committee

Function To judge CVQs submitted by members and prepare nominations to the advisory committees on distinction awards in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Meetings Annually in October
Contact Marilyn Benham

Communications Sub-committee

Function To implement and oversee a Communications Strategy, to promote dermatology services and the specialty to members of the public and to improve internal communications with members.
Meetings Quarterly
Contact Nina Goad
Conference & Events

Conference & Events Sub-committee

Function To consider all aspect of the current organisation and future development of the BAD Annual Meeting and any other meeting organised by the BAD.  To oversee the external meetings organized by the Conference & Event Services Department.
Meetings Quarterly, starting February
Contact Chris Garrett
Dermatology Council for Scotland

Dermatology Council for Scotland

Functions The Dermatology Council for Scotland is a BAD subcommittee comprising dermatologists,  dermatology nurses, patient and Primary Care representatives. Its roles are to advise the BAD Executive on matters relating to the practice of dermatology within  and to represent and promote the interests of dermatology patients by communication with members of the Scottish Government and their officers.
Meetings Twice a year.

Maria Louro. Please contact


Dermatology Council for Wales

Dermatology Council for Wales

Function To advise the BAD Executive on matters relating to the practice of Dermatology in Wales, and to act as the Specialty Advisory Committee on Dermatology to the Welsh Medical Committee which reports to the Welsh Assembly Government.
Meeting Twice a year (ad hoc meetings where necessary).
Contact  Monica Parrondo

Education Sub-Committee

Function To advise members of the BAD Executive Committee on aspects of training, and assessment of training in dermatology and to act as an interface with other relevant bodies such the SAC of the JCHMT and the BSID.
Meetings Twice a year.
Contact Siu Tsang:
Fellowship Awards

Fellowship Awards Sub-Committee

Function To co-ordinate undergraduate and postgraduate fellowships in the field of dermatology.
Meetings Twice yearly, usually 4 weeks after fellowship deadline date.
Contact Siu Tsang:

Finance Sub-committee

Function To consider the financial aspects of the Association's affairs.
Meetings Quarterly, starting in March.
Contact Catherine Hanaway
Health Informatics

Health Informatics Sub-committee

Function To promote and take a strategic view of health informatics and to liaise with the British Teledermatology Society and Website Sub-committee.
Meetings Every four months.
Contact Dr M. Firouz Mohd Mustapa
Historical Collection

Historical Collection Sub-committee

Function The BAD Historical Archive Collection was founded to safeguard at BAD House, and disseminate when needed, important archival materials relating to British dermatology.
Meetings Three times a year

Maria Louro-Luana:

National Dermatology Trainee

National Dermatology Trainee Committee

Function A forum for the exchange of views and information relating to trainee matters.
Meetings Twice a year.
Contact Siu Tsang:

Newsletter Sub-committee

Function The editorial committee responsible for publishing relevant views and information in the quarterly newsletter and commissioning articles to reflect members’ interests.
Meetings Monthly.
Contact Maria Louro-Luana
Patient Support Groups

Patient Support Groups Sub-committee

Function To meet with the representatives of the patient support groups for the exchange of current issues and to facilitate mutual support and collaboration.
Meetings May and November.
Contact Monica Parrondo
Private and Independent Practice

Private and Independent Practice Sub-committee

The Executive continually review the role of the various committees within the BAD, particularly with a view to ensuring that they fit within the business structure of the organisation.

As part of this review, the position of the Private and Independent Practice Subcommittee (PIPSC) was considered. Given the chances in healthcare provision, and particularly the increasing role of private providers within the NHS, it seemed sensible that private practice now fitted most usefully within the Clinical Services Unit, where questions about service delivery are managed.

The PIPSC therefore met for the last time in July 2009. The current Chair of the PIPSC has become a full member of the Clinical Services Group.

The Private Practice course will continue, but run directly by BAD House. For information on courses please contact Clinical Services at


Publishing Sub-Committee

Function To meet with the BAD’s publishers to discuss business and editorial issues related to the BJD and CED.  To discuss new publishing projects.
Meetings Twice a year in December and June. Additional editorial meetings are held by the Editors throughout the year.
Contact John Caulfield

Research Sub-committee

Function To advise members of the BAD Executive Committee on aspects of promoting and supporting research into skin health and disease and to act as an interface with other relevant bodies such as the BSID, RCP, SAC, BSF and external organisations.     
Meetings Four times per year.
Contact Dr. Alexander Lyons:
Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Sub-committee

Function This committee has been set up in response to the rising agenda items for skin cancer
Meetings Every 2 months on the even months
Contact Tania von Hospenthal
Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention Sub-committee

Function To raise awareness through public and media communications, campaigns and lobbying, of skin cancer prevention and early detection methods.
Meetings A minimum of two meetings will be held per annum.  
Contact Nina Goad
Staff and Associate Specialists

Staff and Associate Specialists Sub-committee

Function The role of the committee is to further and support the education and career progression of SAS doctors in dermatology and to raise the profile of this committed group of the dermatology medical workforce.
We aim to share information and advice regarding contracts and signpost doctors to useful resources. To encourage career progression via educational opportunities, including clinical meeting suitable for these grades. We actively encourage application for SAS educational grants and funding and involvement in research. We offer resources on how to navigate the CESR application route, as well as audit, appraisal and revalidation.
We encourage open communication between our members and sharing of good practice and achievements from SAS doctors on the wider NHS
Meetings Three times a year.
Contact Monica Parrondo
Strategic Working Party

Strategic Working Party

Function To plan BAD strategy over a two-three year period.
Meetings One meeting held each year and ad hoc meetings as and when required.
Contact Marilyn Benham
Therapy & Guidelines

Therapy & Guidelines Sub-Committee

Function To commission clinical guidelines for the BAD, to collaborate with and help prepare official responses to external organisations on issues surrounding guidelines and therapies, to produce and commission the BAD's Patient Information Leaflets (PILs), to edit dermatology guidelines produced for GPs and to provide assistance in the updating of the British National Formulary. Part of the BAD's Clinical Standards Unit.
Meetings Every two months, five times a year.
Contact Dr M. Firouz Mohd Mustapa

Website Sub-committee

Function To co-ordinate the upkeep and further development of the BAD Website..
Meetings Monthly 
Contact Maria Louro-Luana
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