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2011 Aug - HQIP Consultation on Education in Clinical Audit

2011 Aug - HQIP Consultation on Education in Clinical Audit

Acitretin audit standards

Acitretin audit standards Acitretin audit standards

Alopecia areata audit standards

Alopecia areata audit standards

Azathioprine audit standards

Azathioprine audit standards

BAD bullous pemphigoid national audit report 2018

BAD bullous pemphigoid national audit report 2018

BAD isotretinoin national re-audit (interim) report

BAD isotretinoin national re-audit (interim) report

BAD isotretinoin national re-audit graphs and summaries

BAD isotretinoin national re-audit graphs and summaries

BAD National Audit 2012: Compliance with national guidelines

BAD National Audit 2012: Compliance with national guidelines

BAD national psoriasis audit report 2008

BAD national psoriasis audit report 2008

BAD NMSC excision national audit graphs and summaries June 2015

BAD NMSC excision national audit graphs and summaries June 2015

BAD NMSC excision national audit graphs and summaries June 2015

BAD NMSC excision national audit graphs and summaries June 2015

BAD NMSC excision national audit interim report June 2015

BAD NMSC excision national audit interim report June 2015

BAD psoriasis national re-audit proforma 2017 macros FINAL

BAD psoriasis national re-audit proforma 2017 macros FINAL

BAD-BSPD paediatric eczema national audit graphs and summaries December 2015

BAD-BSPD paediatric eczema national audit graphs and summaries December 2015

BAD-BSPD paediatric eczema national audit interim report December 2015

BAD-BSPD paediatric eczema national audit interim report December 2015

BAD-RCPath NMSC excision national clinical re-audit 2016 - interim report

BAD-RCPath NMSC excision national clinical re-audit 2016 - interim report

Basal cell carcinoma audit standards

Basal cell carcinoma audit standards

Biologic therapy for psoriasis 2017 - audit standards

Biologic therapy for psoriasis 2017 - audit standards

Bowen's disease (SCC in situ) audit standards

Bowen's disease (SCC in situ) audit standards

Bullous pemphigoid audit proforma

Bullous pemphigoid audit proforma

Bullous pemphigoid audit standards

Bullous pemphigoid audit standards

Bullous pemphigoid national audit proforma 2018

Bullous pemphigoid national audit proforma 2018

Cutaneous viral warts audit standards

Cutaneous viral warts audit standards

Isotretinoin audit proforma

Isotretinoin audit proforma Isotretinoin audit proforma

Isotretinoin audit standards

Isotretinoin audit standards Isotretinoin audit standards

Melanoma audit standards

Melanoma audit standards

NICE-BAD national psoriasis audit (interim) report

NICE-BAD national psoriasis audit (interim) report

Paediatric eczema national audit proforma 2015

Paediatric eczema national audit proforma 2015

Pemphigus vulgaris audit standards

Pemphigus vulgaris audit standards

SCC in situ audit proforma

SCC in situ audit proforma

SJS/TEN audit standards

SJS/TEN audit standards

Skin surgery audit questionnaire

Skin surgery audit questionnaire

Squamous cell carcinoma audit standards

Squamous cell carcinoma audit standards

Surgical Audit Log v5.9 (Excel 1997-2003)

Surgical Audit Log v5.9 (Excel 1997-2003)

Template for clinical audit project planning

Template for clinical audit project planning

Template for clinical audit project planning - psoriasis 2017

Template for clinical audit project planning - psoriasis 2017

Template for clinical audit project planning - skin surgery 2019

Template for clinical audit project planning - skin surgery 2019

Tinea capitis audit proforma

Tinea capitis audit proforma

Tinea capitis audit standards

Tinea capitis audit standards

Urticaria and angioedema audit standards

Urticaria and angioedema audit standards

Event (6 items)

09/01/2020 - 15th Medical Dermatology Meeting

15th Medical Dermatology Meeting 15th Medical Dermatology Meeting Date: 9th January 2020 Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London Organiser: Conference Event Services from the BAD Email: conference@bad.org.uk We invite you to register for the 15th Medical Dermatology Meeting. This year's theme is Acute and Emergency Dermatology. The meeting consists of a series of invited, clinically orientated lectures by Dermatologists. We also invite the submission of abstracts for the...

14/01/2016 - Medical Dermatology.

Medical Dermatology. Medical Dermatology Date: Monday 14th January 2016 Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London Organisers: Conference Event Services from the BAD Email: conference@bad.org.uk Medical Dermatology Meeting Thursday 14th January 2016 Royal College of Physicians, London We are delighted to invite you to register for the 11th Medical Dermatology, with the theme of Skin and Genetics, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London. We are grateful to the British...

15th Medical Dermatology Meeting

15th Medical Dermatology Meeting 15th Medical Dermatology Meeting Date: 9th January 2020 Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London Organiser: Conference Event Services from the BAD Email: conference@bad.org.uk We invite you to register for the 15th Medical Dermatology Meeting. This year's theme is Acute and Emergency Dermatology. The meeting consists of a series of invited, clinically orientated lectures by Dermatologists. We also invite the submission of abstracts for the...

31/10/2019 - Teledermatology Skills & Practice

Teledermatology Skills & Practice Teledermatology Skills Practice Dates:Thursday 31 October - Friday 1 November 2019 Venue:London Organisers:Conference Event Services from the BAD Email:conference@bad.org.uk This is the third teledermatology training day which has been expanded in content and breadth to recognise the increasing role it is playing in the delivery of Dermatology nationally. For effective delivery of high quality and safe teledermatology we require clear standards,...

Medical Dermatology.

Medical Dermatology. Medical Dermatology Date: Monday 14th January 2016 Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London Organisers: Conference Event Services from the BAD Email: conference@bad.org.uk Medical Dermatology Meeting Thursday 14th January 2016 Royal College of Physicians, London We are delighted to invite you to register for the 11th Medical Dermatology, with the theme of Skin and Genetics, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London. We are grateful to the British...

Teledermatology Skills & Practice

Teledermatology Skills & Practice Teledermatology Skills Practice Dates:Thursday 31 October - Friday 1 November 2019 Venue:London Organisers:Conference Event Services from the BAD Email:conference@bad.org.uk This is the third teledermatology training day which has been expanded in content and breadth to recognise the increasing role it is playing in the delivery of Dermatology nationally. For effective delivery of high quality and safe teledermatology we require clear standards,...

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84th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

84th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 84th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place in Belfast 6th - 9th July 2004. Report by Dr Adrian Hegarty (Birmingham) What a pleasant change! The BAD in Northern Ireland. I suspect many of us had not visited Belfast and so this year's meeting was the ideal opportunity, combining a taster of some of the sights on offer including the splendid conference centre on the Waterfront (sounds like...

88th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

88th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 88th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at Liverpool ACC 1st - 4th July 2008. Report by Jonathan Batchelor (Cambridge) The brand new ACC in 2008's European Capital of Culture provided a suitably impressive setting for the 88th BAD Annual Meeting this July. The venue was completed only a few months before the meeting and the glass-topped building by award-winning WiIkinson Eyre...

89th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

89th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 89th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at Glasgow SECC 7th - 10th July 2009. Report by Sameh Zaghloul (Leeds) Dear all, I am pleased to welcome you to the first report on the BAD annual conference by a SAS doctor. SASs form one of the most important foundation brick layers of dermatology, and this year gave greater recognition to this group by beginning with a pre-conference session...

90th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

90th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 90th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at the Manchester Central 6th - 8th July 2010. Report by Abbey McBeth (Norwich) and George Milldleton (Norwich) We returned to Manchester for the 90th Annual meeting of the BAD, within the excellent conference facilities of Manchester Central. For the first time in recent memory, the main conference was reduced from four days down to three,...

94th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

94th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 94th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at the SECC Glasgow 1st - 3rd July 2014. Report by Karen Gibbon (London) My overwhelming impression of this year's very comprehensive BAD meeting in Glasgow was really positive. As a jobbing dermatologist I value the opportunity of being able to benchmark my practice to that of colleagues from across the UK as well as Europe and Asia. I have...

95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place in Manchester 7th - 9th July 2015. Report by Mark Griffiths Manchester Central provided a warm reception for the 95th Annual Meeting in July this year. Somewhat less warm was the changeable weather, with several seasons represented in the same day. Walking to the shops in the driving rain to purchase an umbrella was one of my first activities,...

96th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

96th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at the ICC Birmingham 5th - 7th July 2016. Report by Bryan McDonald (London) This year's BAD annual meeting was held in the ICC Birmingham. On arriving at Birmingham New Street Station, I walked the short distance to the ICC, as it was a lovely sunny day, to meet up with the other registrars for the pre-conference trainee day. After a short...

BAD Constitution

BAD Constitution CONSTITUTION Title and Objects 1. The Association shall be called the British Association of Dermatologists. Its objects shall be to promote for the public benefit the knowledge, practice and teaching of Dermatology and in furtherance of the above object but not otherwise: (a) To stimulate and promote appropriate medical and scientific research and to publish the results of such research. (b) To collect, collate and publish

BAD Constitution

BAD Constitution CONSTITUTION Title and Objects 1. The Association shall be called the British Association of Dermatologists. Its objects shall be to promote for the public benefit the knowledge, practice and teaching of Dermatology and in furtherance of the above object but not otherwise: (a) To stimulate and promote appropriate medical and scientific research and to publish the results of such research. (b) To collect, collate and publish

BAD Travel & Research Taster / Visit Bursaries

BAD Travel & Research Taster / Visit Bursaries The British Association of Dermatologists are inviting applications to promote interest in developing careers in UK dermatology research. The following prestigious awards are offered on an annual basis. Travel Bursary Deadline: Friday 28 February 2020 To attend a key dermatology scientific meeting such as the AAD,BSID or

British Photodermatology Group Position Statements

British Photodermatology Group Position Statements Below you will find BPG's position statements onUltraviolet (UV) emissions and Compact Fluorescent Lights,Phototherapy for skin disease,Photodynamic Therapy, and Sunbeds. Ultraviolet (UV) emissions and Compact Fluorescent Lights Background Legislation in Europe and United States has led to the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs by 2012 and 2014, respectively. Similar legislation has been passed in several other countries. The...

British Photodermatology Group Position Statements on Sun Awareness and Safety

British Photodermatology Group Position Statements on Sun Awareness and Safety Below you will find the British Photodermatology Group's position statments on Skin Photo-Protection, Sun Protection in Schools and Vitamin D. British Photodermatology Group Position Statements Skin Photoprotection Background Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), particularly from a young age, is the main cause of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer [1], and also skin ageing. Exposure...

British Society for Cutaneous Allergy

British Society for Cutaneous Allergy President Dr Jason Williams Secretary Dr Felicity Campbell Treasurer Dr John Bourke Meetings The BSCA holds an annual meeting alongside the main BAD meeting, a two-yearly update day, a two-yearly scientific meeting, and contact dermatitis courses run by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. The BSCA website allows access to the BSCA database, BSCA allergen series, and occasional newsletters. Function The aims of the...

Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid Interim report BAD bullous pemphigoid national audit 2018 - report (December 2018) Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) This is a national clinical audit developed in collaboration with the British Society for Medical Dermatology. It is based on the audit standards derived from the British Association of Dermatologists' guidelines for the management of bullous pemphigoid 2012 and is open to all BAD members in the UK and those in their...

Clinical Audits

Clinical Audits The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has a national clinical audit programme in place following the development of its quantitative (auditable) standards based on recommended audit points derived from evidence-based clinical guidelines. At least one national audit will be carried out every year, with the aim of ascertaining the membership's adherence to national guidelines, as well as providing the opportunity for the membership to participate in national audits...

Clinical Services

Clinical Services The Clinical Services Unit (CSU) provides advice and support to BAD members with regards to the commissioning and provision of dermatology services in the UK. The CSU work with national stakeholders, such as the CQC, the APPGS on Skin, Medical Associations, the GMC, the DoH, NHS England, NHS Digital, NHS Improvement, Local Councils, Healthwatch, Commissioners, and NHS Trusts. The unit is led by the Clinical Vice President, Dr. Louise Fearfield (July 2018-July 2020), and...

Clinical Standards

Clinical Standards The Clinical Standards Unit was set up to provide dedicated support to the work of the Therapy Guidelines and Health Informatics sub-committees. The unit deals with all matters pertaining to clinical guidelines, clinical audits, information for patients, health informatics and other related areas. Please forward any queries regarding: clinical guidelines to guidelines@bad.org.uk clinical audits and clinical standards/effectiveness to clinicalaudit@bad.org.uk ...

Documentation for Dermatologists

Documentation for Dermatologists The following list contains documents which may be useful when considering service provision issues. The Lessons for the NHS - Commissioning a Dermatology Service- This report highlights the BAD experience in dealing with poor commissioning practice, and contains recommendations for clinically-led commissioning going forward - 2013 BAD Guidance for Dermatology Specialist Outreach Service Provision- 2012 BAD Guidance for Commissioning Dermatology Services...

Draft Service Guidelines

Draft Service Guidelines The British Association of Dermatologists' Clinical Services Unit is responsible for developing guidance that is solely or mostly focused on the organisation and delivery of dermatology healthcare services (service guidance). These differ from clinical guidelines which mainly deal with the process of care and consider how interventions should be delivered and by whom. Service guidance attempts to link these issues with the broader remit of the health service - in...

Eczema proformas

Eczema proformas The following two-part proforma was produced as a result of the 2015 paediatric eczema national audit. The BAD is grateful to Dr Krisztina Scharrer (United Lincolnshire NHS Hospitals), Ms Sophie Dolman (Alder Hey Children's Hospital) and the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology. If you have any comments on improving the proforma please get in touch with the Clinical Standards Unit (clinicalstandards@bad.org.uk)

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals This section is dedicated to providing dermatologists, healthcare professionals and medical students with an up-to-date resource of guidelines, regulations and education. Here you can access the most recent healthcare legislation, clinical guidelines, industry reviews, educational resources, research advice and speciaist group information, in addtion to the SAS database registration and BADBIR. Please navigate using the side menu on the left. Clinical Standards...

Involving Patients - Clinical Audit and Governance

Involving Patients - Clinical Audit and Governance Clinical Audit Clinical Audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change. Involving patients in dermatology clinical audit activities is fundamental to good quality improvement practices and provides a different perspective from that of clinicians. The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), an...

Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin Please use the navigation menu on the left for details of the isotretinoin audits.

Isotretinoin 2012

Isotretinoin 2012 Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) Dear member, We would like you to take part in a national audit organised by the BAD. This audit is based on BAD clinical guidelines for treatment of acne with isotretinoin. It should take no longer than 10 minutes. Please collect the notes of the last THREE patients (including at least one male and one female) who have completed treatment with isotretinoin for acne vulgaris (must be within the last...

Isotretinoin 2013-4

Isotretinoin 2013-4 Reports Final report (Exton et al., Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 42: 381-9) Interim report: Compliance with isotretinoin national guidelines - where are we 2 years since the last audit? (December 2014) A national clinical re-audit by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) based on audit standards derived from BAD clinical guidelines on the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in acne in the UK. Graphs and summaries (PowerPoint...

Meet the Committee

Meet the Committee Dr RAJESH GOEL (BAD SAS COMMITTEE CHAIR) I initially trained in dermatology in India and I have been working as a SAS doctor in Dermatology at Milton Keynes university hospital for the last 10 years. I am currently working as an Associate Specialist and as an acting consultant and clinical lead for Dermatology at Milton Keynes University hospital. I qualified in Medicine from India in 1995 and subsequently did a postgraduate diploma in dermatology followed by MD in...

National Audits

National Audits The British Association of Dermatologists National Audit Programmes The British Association of Dermatologists provides its members with the opportunity to participate in national audits. There are two main national audit work streams: Clinical audits Service audits Please use the navigation menu on the left.

NMSC excision

NMSC excision Please use the navigation menu on the left for details of the non-melanoma excision audits.

Non-melanoma skin cancer excision 2014

Non-melanoma skin cancer excision 2014 Reports Final report (Keith et al., Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 42: 46-53) Interim report - BAD national audit on non-melanoma skin cancer excision 2014 (June 2015) Graphs and summaries (PowerPoint file) Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) Dear member, This is the first official BAD national audit on non-melanoma skin cancer excision, designed and piloted jointly

Non-melanoma skin cancer excision 2016

Non-melanoma skin cancer excision 2016 Interim report NMSC excision and completeness of histopathology reporting - a national clinical re-audit (Interim report, July 2018) A national clinical re-audit by the British Association of Dermatologists and Royal College of Pathologists Graphs and summaries (PowerPoint file) Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) 1st February 2016 Dear member, Following 2014's national audit of completeness of excision of

Other audits

Other audits This page is under construction. This page is dedicated to listing other national audits that members or affiliated specialist groups are organising. Please note that the BAD is not responsible for the undertaking or content of the following audits.

Paediatric eczema

Paediatric eczema Report UK multicentre audit of the management of eczema in children - official publication (January 2018) Eczema proforma section A (Word) Eczema proforma section B (Word) Eczema proforma section A (PDF) Eczema proforma section B (PDF) Interim report BAD-BSPD paediatric eczema national audit 2015 - interim report (December 2015)

Patient and Public Involvement

Patient and Public Involvement Public and Patient Involvement for consultants What is Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)? Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) provides patients, their carers and the public with a real opportunity to influence service delivery by creating a culture where NHS professionals are actively listening and responding to the views of patients. Proactive patient and public engagement can also improve patients' experience of the NHS and their relationships with...

Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS)

Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Background Cost data is recorded and reported by NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts under NHS Improvement (Monitor) requirements for the provider licence. This information has a variety of users - for example: Trusts and commissioners use reference costs to manage their costs, agree local contracts and plan future services NHS Improvement uses reference cost as the basis for pricing, including the national tariff; Cost data...

Phototherapy

Phototherapy Phototherapy National Audit Following publication of our NICE Accredited Phototherapy Service Guidance and Standards, please see the information below regarding the Phototherapy Self-Assessment Audit (England, Northern Ireland and Wales). The Service Standards are now available both on the BAD website and the NICE website. www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?itemtype=documentid=5959 www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=phototherapy Please use these to support your departments...

Phototherapy

Phototherapy The Phototherapy Service Guidance and Standards are now available both on the BAD website and the NICE website. www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?itemtype=documentid=5959 www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=phototherapy In the U.K. for more than 50 years, phototherapy has been an established low cost outpatient treatment for psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases. Predominantly a hospital based secondary care service, it is commonly used prior to considering systemic...

Phototherapy Self-Audit

Phototherapy Self-Audit Following publication of our NICE Accredited Phototherapy Service Guidance and Standards, please see the information below regarding the Phototherapy Self-Assessment Audit (England, Northern Ireland and Wales). The Service Standards are now available both on the BAD website and the NICE website. www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?itemtype=documentid=5959 www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=phototherapy Please use these to support your departments in delivering...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Please use the navigation menu on the left for details of the psoriasis audits.

Psoriasis 2007

Psoriasis 2007 This audit was designed to examine the staffing and facilities in Dermatology Departments (units) in the United Kingdom (UK) with a focus on the provision of care for patients with psoriasis. Standards were derived from recommendations of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) as well as evidence-based guidance for the management of, and use of biologic therapies in, patients with psoriasis.

Psoriasis 2013

Psoriasis 2013 Interim report The assessment and management of patients with psoriasis - where are we? (September 2013) A national clinical audit by the British Association of Dermatologists based on NICE clinical guidelines and audit standards Graphs and summaries (PowerPoint file) Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) Dear member, This is an important national audit, based on the audit standards derived from NICE clinical guidelines for the...

Psoriasis 2017

Psoriasis 2017 Interim report The assessment and management of patients with psoriasis - where are we since the last audit? (Interim report, July 2018) A national clinical re-audit by the British Association of Dermatologists based on NICE clinical guidelines and audit standards Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) 1st February 2017 This is an important national clinical (re-)audit, based on the standards derived from NICE clinical guidelines for the...

References

References NHS England Commissioning Intentions 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 For Prescribed Specialised Services: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/spec-comm-intent.pdf NHS England Commissioning Specialised Services Key Documents: https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/key-docs/ NHS England IDENTIFICATION RULES FOR PRESCRIBED SPECIALISED SERVICES Guide for Trust Information Managers:

SAS Doctors

SAS Doctors BAD SAS Committee Members Dr Rajesh Goel - Chairman Dr Bryan McDonald - Assistant Honorary Secretary Dr Glenda Hill - Co-opted (CDU) Dr Asha Rajeev- Consultant Representative Dr Alexandra Kemp Dr James Dean Dr Marjan Shah Dr Ava Lee - CESR guidance Dr Saliya Weeraman Dr Marcia Davis Dr Fareeha Faisal- Co-opted (service contracts BAD SAS conferenece session) Ms Monica Parrondo - BAD Committee Administrator Meetings: Every four months

Service Audits

Service Audits The BAD's Service Audits are designed to support dermatology departments through a self-assessment process against our published Service Standards. Upon publication of our standards, departments have a 12-month period in which to implement the recommendations contained within. Therefore, some standards may not have reached the audit phase of development. Please use the navigation menu on the left to see which Service Audits are currently open to BAD members.

Skin surgery

Skin surgery Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) Launch of the 2019 BAD national clinical audit (skin surgery) This is a baseline audit of process based on measures of quality in a dermatology skin surgery service. These cover difficult areas for data collection such as wound complications, infections and patient feedback. To ensure that subsequent audits are informed by the expertise of the membership, the preliminary steps are to establish what members...

Sub-committees

Sub-committees Therapy Guidelines Sub-committee The Therapy Guidelines sub-committee commissions clinical guidelines for publication in the British Journal of Dermatology, collaborates with and helps prepare official responses to external organisations, for e.g. NICE, the the NHS and Royal College of Physicians, on issues surrounding clinical guidelines and therapies. The committee also produces and commissions the BAD's Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) and provide assistance in the...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Vitamin D and the Sun In a change to previous advice, SACN now recommends a Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI, meaning the intake that will be adequate to meet the needs of 97.5% of the population) of 10 g/d (400 IU/d) vitamin D, year-round, for all over-4's.The RNI for vitamin D refers to intakes from all dietary sources: natural food sources; fortified foods (including infant formula milk); and supplements.Exposure of skin to UVB radiation is affected by a number of factors such as...

Vitamin D Consensus 2010

Vitamin D Consensus 2010 Consensus statment, December 2010 This consensus statement represents the unified views of the British Association of Dermatologists, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Heart Forum, the National Osteoporosis Society and the Primary Care Dermatology Society. Vitamin D is essential for good bone health and for most people sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D. The time required to make sufficient vitamin D varies...

What are Patient Panels?

What are Patient Panels? Most patient panels are set up to provide input in to how secondary care health care services are designed to meet local need. Patient panels work with clinical staff and trust management to offer the patient and carer perspective on how the trusts services are delivered. Patient panels can: Help trusts meet their legal obligations for patient engagement and involvement; Act as a forum through which patients can advise from a patients perspective and help to...

Workplace Based Assessments of Competence

Workplace Based Assessments of Competence This page summarises methods of assessments for trainees in Dermatology. Most of what Dr Clive Archer said in the BAD Newsletter article on 'Assessment of Trainees - an Evolving Process' (2008) remains highly relevant. These methods are designed to measure objectively a trainee's performance in a simple, fair and reproducible fashion. They complement the Specialty Certificate Examination, which is designed mainly to test knowledge, whereas WBAs...

News (24 items)

03/07/2012 - Demand for Dermatology

Demand for Dermatology It is estimated that 1 in 2 people in the UK each year, will suffer from some type of skin disease or condition. Skin cancer has the highest number of cases of any cancer in the UK. 20 per cent of children and 10 per cent of adults will suffer from eczema. There is a clear demand for services to meet this need, but for a health service that is currently facing unprecedented challenges both economic and structural, it is vitally important to find out how that need can...

04/07/2013 - Dermatologists urge hospitals not to cut on-call services

Dermatologists urge hospitals not to cut on-call services Research due to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Liverpool next week (July 8th - 11th) will highlight the importance of on-call dermatology services and the need to protect these services from NHS cuts. On-call dermatology services are regularly used by other hospital specialists and GPs and are highly valued, not least because non-dermatology specialists and generalists have little...

04/07/2013 - Was ‘Sex and the City’ the beginning of the end for pubic lice?

Was ‘Sex and the City’ the beginning of the end for pubic lice? It is estimated that 10,000 species go extinct every year, however, the loss of some are mourned more than others. One species unlikely to be greatly missed is Pthirus pubis, otherwise known as the pubic louse. Much like the panda, pubic lice are being threatened with extinction due to the disappearance of their natural habitat. However this is due to deforestation of another kind - the increased popularity of 'Brazilian waxing'....

05/02/2015 - BAD response to draft NICE guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks

BAD response to draft NICE guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks Below you will find the BAD's response, and suggested ammendments, to NICE's draft guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks Following this consultation stage, the BAD will have the opportunity to review the revised guidelines before publication. The draft guidance can be found here:http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-phg77/consultation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ...

05/07/2013 - A dermatology smear campaign

A dermatology smear campaign Certain drugs used to treat severe psoriasis in women may be associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer and patients and doctors need more awareness of this, suggests research from Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl. The research, due to be released at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Liverpool next week (July 8th to 11th), retrospectively audited case notes for cervical smear documentation in female patients who had started...

08/01/2016 - The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority welcomes the introduction of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures

The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority welcomes the introduction of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA), a tripartite group consisting of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), welcomes the introduction today of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The new...

09/08/2018 - Dermatologists issue warning about UK artificial nail allergy epidemic

Dermatologists issue warning about UK artificial nail allergy epidemic The British Association of Dermatologists has today issued a warning that (meth)acrylate chemicals, the key ingredients in acrylic nails, gel nails and gel polish nails, are causing a contact allergy epidemic in the UK and Ireland. Their concerns are based on a study which has found that 2.4 per cent of people tested had an allergy to at least one type of (meth)acrylate chemical. This trend is a Europe-wide phenomenon,...

14/07/2015 - Charities and medics call for parliamentary inquiry into NHS staffing crisis

Charities and medics call for parliamentary inquiry into NHS staffing crisis Thirteen national groups representing doctors, nurses and patients are calling for a government inquiry into the chronic lack of doctors working in dermatology, following responses to Freedom of Information data released today that highlight staff shortages and variations in waiting times. In a letter to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, the organisations urge the...

15/04/2016 - Healthcare profession takes strides in protecting non-surgical cosmetic intervention patients

Healthcare profession takes strides in protecting non-surgical cosmetic intervention patients Five prominent healthcare groups have come together to improve safety for patients undergoing non-surgical cosmetic interventions. The groups have joined forces to form the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) with support from the Department of Health (DoH). The two groups will work collaboratively to ensure patient safety in the...

25/10/2013 - World Psoriasis Day – the UK situation

World Psoriasis Day – the UK situation An audit conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), looking at the way in which newly published NICE guidelines on assessment and management of psoriasis patients are being implemented across the UK, is being released to mark World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday (29th October 2013). On the whole the results were very positive. However, despite NICE prioritising holistic assessment of people with psoriasis, the audit revealed that...

27/03/2013 - Patients with skin disease deserve to be seen by properly trained and accredited doctors

Patients with skin disease deserve to be seen by properly trained and accredited doctors The challenge when commissioning Dermatology services is that no matter which organisation provides the service, whether private or NHS, it may struggle to find suitably qualified medical professionals to deliver the service at primary, community and specialist levels. In her article in BMJ Careers (21 March 2013), Julia Schofield makes the point that effective accreditation for GPwSIs (in all...

31/01/2019 - Scared of needles or pain? Study finds Virtual Reality could help

Scared of needles or pain? Study finds Virtual Reality could help Peer Reviewed |Case Report | People Virtual reality (VR) could replace local anaesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort during simple medical procedures, and could help people with needle phobia, according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Minor treatments which can be administered at the bedside, such as wart destruction and cleaning of an open wound, are commonplace in medicine. A current...

A dermatology smear campaign

A dermatology smear campaign Certain drugs used to treat severe psoriasis in women may be associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer and patients and doctors need more awareness of this, suggests research from Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl. The research, due to be released at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Liverpool next week (July 8th to 11th), retrospectively audited case notes for cervical smear documentation in female patients who had started...

BAD response to draft NICE guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks

BAD response to draft NICE guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks Below you will find the BAD's response, and suggested ammendments, to NICE's draft guidance on Sunlight Exposure: Benefits and Risks Following this consultation stage, the BAD will have the opportunity to review the revised guidelines before publication. The draft guidance can be found here:http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-phg77/consultation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ...

Charities and medics call for parliamentary inquiry into NHS staffing crisis

Charities and medics call for parliamentary inquiry into NHS staffing crisis Thirteen national groups representing doctors, nurses and patients are calling for a government inquiry into the chronic lack of doctors working in dermatology, following responses to Freedom of Information data released today that highlight staff shortages and variations in waiting times. In a letter to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, the organisations urge the...

Demand for Dermatology

Demand for Dermatology It is estimated that 1 in 2 people in the UK each year, will suffer from some type of skin disease or condition. Skin cancer has the highest number of cases of any cancer in the UK. 20 per cent of children and 10 per cent of adults will suffer from eczema. There is a clear demand for services to meet this need, but for a health service that is currently facing unprecedented challenges both economic and structural, it is vitally important to find out how that need can...

Dermatologists issue warning about UK artificial nail allergy epidemic

Dermatologists issue warning about UK artificial nail allergy epidemic The British Association of Dermatologists has today issued a warning that (meth)acrylate chemicals, the key ingredients in acrylic nails, gel nails and gel polish nails, are causing a contact allergy epidemic in the UK and Ireland. Their concerns are based on a study which has found that 2.4 per cent of people tested had an allergy to at least one type of (meth)acrylate chemical. This trend is a Europe-wide phenomenon,...

Dermatologists urge hospitals not to cut on-call services

Dermatologists urge hospitals not to cut on-call services Research due to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Liverpool next week (July 8th - 11th) will highlight the importance of on-call dermatology services and the need to protect these services from NHS cuts. On-call dermatology services are regularly used by other hospital specialists and GPs and are highly valued, not least because non-dermatology specialists and generalists have little...

Healthcare profession takes strides in protecting non-surgical cosmetic intervention patients

Healthcare profession takes strides in protecting non-surgical cosmetic intervention patients Five prominent healthcare groups have come together to improve safety for patients undergoing non-surgical cosmetic interventions. The groups have joined forces to form the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) with support from the Department of Health (DoH). The two groups will work collaboratively to ensure patient safety in the...

Patients with skin disease deserve to be seen by properly trained and accredited doctors

Patients with skin disease deserve to be seen by properly trained and accredited doctors The challenge when commissioning Dermatology services is that no matter which organisation provides the service, whether private or NHS, it may struggle to find suitably qualified medical professionals to deliver the service at primary, community and specialist levels. In her article in BMJ Careers (21 March 2013), Julia Schofield makes the point that effective accreditation for GPwSIs (in all...

Scared of needles or pain? Study finds Virtual Reality could help

Scared of needles or pain? Study finds Virtual Reality could help Peer Reviewed |Case Report | People Virtual reality (VR) could replace local anaesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort during simple medical procedures, and could help people with needle phobia, according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Minor treatments which can be administered at the bedside, such as wart destruction and cleaning of an open wound, are commonplace in medicine. A current...

The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority welcomes the introduction of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures

The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority welcomes the introduction of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures The Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA), a tripartite group consisting of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), welcomes the introduction today of a curriculum for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The new...

Was ‘Sex and the City’ the beginning of the end for pubic lice?

Was ‘Sex and the City’ the beginning of the end for pubic lice? It is estimated that 10,000 species go extinct every year, however, the loss of some are mourned more than others. One species unlikely to be greatly missed is Pthirus pubis, otherwise known as the pubic louse. Much like the panda, pubic lice are being threatened with extinction due to the disappearance of their natural habitat. However this is due to deforestation of another kind - the increased popularity of 'Brazilian waxing'....

World Psoriasis Day – the UK situation

World Psoriasis Day – the UK situation An audit conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), looking at the way in which newly published NICE guidelines on assessment and management of psoriasis patients are being implemented across the UK, is being released to mark World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday (29th October 2013). On the whole the results were very positive. However, despite NICE prioritising holistic assessment of people with psoriasis, the audit revealed that...

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ECCI response to Nuffield Council on Bioethics Cosmetic Procedures Call for Evidence

ECCI response to Nuffield Council on Bioethics Cosmetic Procedures Call for Evidence The Nuffield Council on Bioethics Cosmetic Procedures Call for Evidence, March 2016 Response from the Expert Council on Cosmetic Interventions (ECCI), formed from experts members of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Questions 9-15, The Supply and...

HQIP Consultation on Education in Clinical Audit

HQIP Consultation on Education in Clinical Audit

Patch testing

Patch testing Patch testing is a specialist procedure carried out by dermatology doctors and dermatology nurses to find out whether your skin condition is caused or aggravated by an allergy to substances which have come into contact with your skin. This is called contact allergy. Substances that cause an allergic reaction are called allergens. They can be found at home, at work or in leisure activities. PATCH TESTING What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to...

Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) Morton CA, McKenna KE, Rhodes LE on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists Therapy Guideles and Audit Subcommittee and the British Photodermatology Group. Guidelines for topical photodynamic therapy: update. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159: 1245-1266. Morton CA, Brown SB, Collins S, Ibbotson S, Jenkinson H, Kurwa H, Langmack K, McKenna K, Mosele, H, Pearse AD, Stringer M, Taylor DK, Wong G, Rhodes, LE. Guidelines for topical photodynamic therapy: report of a...

Staff and Associate Specialists

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...

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