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Guidance on recommencing and continuing with dermatology services during COVID-19

BAD submission to the RCP on Dermatology Priorities During the Second Wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The BAD has submitted its response to the RCP on prioritising dermatology services during the second wave of the pandemic.

BAD and RCP Guidance on Recommencing Dermatology Services

The BAD has published guidance for COVID-19 phase 2 recommencing of services, diagnoses and interventions for major and common skin disorders. This is available here and has been co-badged with the RCP (consult@rcplondon.ac.uk)

The BAD has worked with a number of Special Interest Groups to provide guidance on the recommencement of a range of dermatology services, which we will continue to add to as necessary. This guidance can be found below:

BSDS and BAD Guidance on Recommencing Skin Cancer Surgery Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The British Society for Dermatological Surgery, together with the BAD, has published general information and advice on how skin cancer surgery services might be reintroduced. This is available here.

BPG Statement Regarding Phototherapy, Photodynamic Therapy, and Photodiagnostic Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The British Phototherapy Group has published general information and advice on how phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, and photodiagnostic services might be reintroduced.

The phototherapy guidance is available here, the photodynamic therapy guidance here, and the photodiagnostic guidance here.

The BSCA Statement Regarding Patch Testing Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The British Society for Cutaneous Allergy has published general information and advice on how patch testing services might be reintroduced. This is available here.

Sample questionnaire for patch test pre-planning

The BSSVD Statement Regarding Vulval Services during Coronavirus Pandemic

The British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease has published general information and advice on how vulval services might be reintroduced. This is available here.

BSPD guidance on how to recommence paediatric dermatology services

The British Society for Paediatric Dermatology has issued guidance on how to recommence paediatric dermatology services. This is available here.

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