In order to keep pace with the explosion of digital teledermatology technology, a new and expanding Teledermatology Subcommittee has been established at the BAD, whose role is to support departments to develop and optimise safe and effective teledermatology services.
BAD Position Statement on Teledermatology
The committee previously existed as The British Teledermatology Society, which was instrumental in developing national guidance:
Quality Standards for Teledermatology
UK guidance on the use of mobile photographic devices in dermatology
The teledermatology team are working closely with national organisations such as NHS England, NHSX and NHS Digital, the Care Quality Commission and the Elective Care Transformation teams on issues relating to teledermatology delivery, training, commissioning and tariffs.
In order to maintain an overview of teledermatology provision across the UK and share lessons learned we would be grateful of you could spend 15 minutes completing an annual national teledermatology service questionnaire about new or established services.
We aim to provide members with access to a central support team for any issues relating to digital dermatological care. The subcommittee includes consultants, primary care and patient representatives and trainees from across the UK.
The committee is also working closely with the BAD's Education Subcommittee to ensure that the current dermatology curriculum reflects the ever changing digital role of the consultant dermatologist, and equips trainee dermatologists with the skills to deliver digital patient care safely and effectively.
We would be very grateful if trainees could spend 10 minutes completing the annual teledermatology training questionnaire below, in order for the committees to maintain an overview of teledermatology training across the UK and share lessons learned.