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GPwER Dermatology and Skin Surgery

The Royal College of General Practioners (RCGP) have published a framework for Dermatology and Skin Surgery in collaboration with the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS)  in the context of the College’s new generic framework for GPwERs and the implementation of a new national accreditation process, which will be overseen by the RCGP with the support of dermatology specialist organisations.

The dermatology framework replaces the 2011 Department of Health Guidelines for General Practitioners with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in Dermatology and Skin Surgery and includes and reflects up to date and current national guidance.

The accreditation process is for new GPwERs and also the transition of current GPwSIs.

The guidance and competences for GPs with Extended Roles (GPwERs) for Dermatology and Skin Surgery includes the curriculum and core competences required to be accredited as a GPwER in Dermatology and Skin Surgery. 

Candidates are now able to access and download all the information required to submit evidence to be assessed by a trained generalist and specialist assessor and validated by the Dermatology and Skin Surgery accreditation panel.

You can view the general framework, dermatology and skin surgery framework and information about how to apply for Dermatology and Skin Surgery accreditation here:

GPwER generic framework

Dermatology and Skin Surgery Framework 

Competences and Eligibility for Accreditation

Guidance for Clinical Supervisors

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