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British Dermatological Nursing Group

Executive Committee

President                                        Lynne Skrine
President Elect                              Vacant until June 2017
Secretary                                        Di Rolland
Secretary Elect                              Carrie Wingfield
Treasurer                                        Fiona Elliott

Regional representatives           Polly Buchanan
                                                         Carmel Blake
                                                         Val Loftus
                                                         Sarah Copperwheat


Dermatological Nursing Clinical Editors            Karina Jackson and Julie Van Onselen

Sub-Group Chairs

Biologics                                         Linda Lawson and Lucy Moorhead
Community Dermatology            Isabel Lavers
Contact Dermatitis                        Andrea Cooper
Non Medical Prescribing             Kathy Radley
Paediatrics                                     Karen Pett
Photodermatology                        Helen West
Practical Management                 Ann Joy
Psychodermatology                      Barbara Page
Research Support                         Polly Buchanan
Skin Cancer                                    Liz Freeman
Skin Surgery                                   Di Rolland
Operations Manager                    Susan Maguire
Education Development Nurse  Samantha Browne
Administrator                                  Jamie Jordan


The BDNG Executive Committee meets quarterly and the AGM is held in June.


Dermatological nursing is a highly specialised area of practice with nurses providing care and treatment for a growing number of patients with dermatological conditions. The BDNG functions as a professional organisation for nurses working in dermatology providing educational and networking opportunities. The BDNG has a close working relationship with the BAD.


The aims of the BDNG are to:

  • Promote the development of the highest standard of care for the patient receiving dermatological care
  • Promote the development and recognition of the nurse's role in dermatology, for the benefit of the patient
  • Promote and support education of nurses for their role in dermatology
  • Promote and support research into all aspects of dermatology nursing and dermatological nursing care
  • Provide a source of expertise for nurses facing clinical and managerial challenges in the field of dermatology nursing
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of developments and knowledge in the field of dermatology nursing

The BDNG offers members:

  • A quarterly peer reviewed journal, Dermatological Nursing
  • A three day Annual Conference
  • Regional educational events throughout the year
  • Practice and professional development awards
  • Member’s only section of website
  • Regular email alerts
  • Peer support and guidance from Regional Representatives and Executive Committee


Forsyth House
Cromac Square, Belfast, BT2 8LA
Telephone: 028 90511402

Susan Maguire
Operations Manager
Telephone: 07709 550132

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