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Healthcare Professionals

Position Statement

There are a number of products on the market which make unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the power of AI  in its use for skin cancer triage and diagnostics. Moreover, AI app developers are seemingly unaware of the relevant regulatory1  and ethics2  governance  frameworks for the usage of their products.

These principle areas are summarised in a Position Statement. The WPG are also working to develop a regulatory framework to support commissioners / buyers of AI technologies specifically in Dermatology.

Additionally, please follow this link to view a flowchart to determine if an AI tool is appropriate for clinical deployment


The Health Research Authority HRA) have best practice guidance for informing participants and seeking consent, including an online tool giving guidance on consent and preparation of information for participants and other resources.   

Defining Research

The Research Ethics Service have created a Defining Research table to help you decide if your study is research. 


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