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Clinical Guidelines

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Association of Dermatologists to produce clinical guidelines. The accreditation recognises the stringent protocol that the BAD employs in producing clinical guidelines.

The renewed accreditation is valid until 31st May 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in 'Updated guidance for writing a British Association of Dermatologists clinical guideline - the adoption of the GRADE methodology 2016'.

The original accreditation term began on 12th May 2010 and retrospectively covered guidelines that were accepted for publication from September 2008.

The accreditation means that future BAD guidelines will not only need to follow the accredited process manual strictly, but also fulfill all of the 25 criteria set by NICE in order to maintain the BAD's status as an accredited guidance producer (please click here for the NICE guidelines checklist).

Further information on the BAD's accreditation decision can be found on the NICE accreditation portal.

All guidelines are freely available via the British Journal of Dermatology website.

Hydroxychloroquine: Joint with Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroqine retinopathy: recommendations on screening.

London: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 2018.

Melanoma: Joint with Royal College of Physicians

The prevention, diagnosis, referral and management of melanoma of the skin: conise guidelines

Newton Bishop J, Bataille V, Gavin A, Lens M, Marsden J, Mathews T, Ormerod A, Wheelhouse C, Royal College of Physicians, British Association of Dermatologists. Concise guidance to good practice series, no. 7. London: RCP, 2007.

The chair of the melanoma guidelines group reviewed the guidelines in July 2012 and decided that no update was necessary

Occupational contact dermatitis: Joint with Royal College of Physicians

Diagnosis, management and prevention of occulational contact dermatitis: concise guidelines.

Royal College of Physicians, British Association of Dermatologists, British Occupational Health Research Foundation, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Health and Work Development Unit, NHS Plus. Concise guidance to good practice series, no 13. London: RCP, April 2011.


Guidelines on the measurement of ultraviolet radiation levels in ultraviolet phototherapy: report issued by the British Association of Dermatologists and British Photodermatology Group 2015

Moseley H, Allan D, Amatiello H, Coleman A, du Peloux Menagé H, Edwards C, Exton LS, Ferguson J, Garibaldinos T, Martin C, Mohd Mustapa MF. Br J Dermatol 2015; 173: 333-350.

Available via doi:10.1111/bjd.13937


British Association of Dermatologists' and British Photodermatology Group guidelines for the safe and effective use of PUVA therapy 2015.

Ling TC, Clayton TH, Crawley J, Exton LS, Goulden V, Ibbotson S, McKenna K, Mohd Mustapa MF, Rhodes LE, Sarkany R, Dawe RS. Br J Dermatol 2016; 174: 24-55.

Available via doi:10.1111/bjd.14317

Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in adults

UK guidelines for the management of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis in adults 2016

Creamer D, Walsh SA , Dziewulski P, Exton LS, Lee HY, Dart JKG, Setterfield J,  Bunker CB, Ardern-Jones MR, Watson KMT, Wong GAE, Philippidou M, Vercueil A,  Martin RV, Williams G, Shah M, Brown D, Williams P, Mohd Mustapa MF, Smith CH. Br J Dermatol 2016; 174: 1194-1227.

This is a dual publication in the British Journal of Dermatology available via doi:10.1111/bjd.14530 and Journal of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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