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British Dermatological Nursing Group

Executive Committee

President                                        Rebecca Penzer-Hick
President Elect                               Vacant until June 2019
Secretary                                        Carrie Wingfield
Secretary Elect                               Lucy Moorhead
Treasurer                                        Sarah Copperwheat

Regional representatives                Polly Buchanan
                                                        Sheila Ryan
                                                        Katy Watson-Hunt
                                                        Sarah Copperwheat


Journal Clinical Editor                      Polly Buchanan

Sub-Group Chairs

Aesthetics                                        Isabel Lavers
Biologics                                          Jenny Carolan and Lisa McGovern

Community Dermatology                 Lynne Skrine
Contact Dermatitis                           Vacant
Non Medical Prescribing                 Clive Tubbs
Paediatrics                                      Heulwen Wyatt
Photodermatology                           Helen West
Practical Management                     Ann Joy
Psychodermatology                         Barbara Page, MBE
Research Support                            Polly Buchanan
Skin Cancer                                     Saskia Reeken
Skin Surgery                                    Di Rolland
Operations Manager                        Susan Maguire
Education Development Nurse        Julia Wheeler
Administrator                                    Michael Lemon


The BDNG Executive Committee meets quarterly and the AGM is held in June.


Dermatological nursing is a highly specialised area of practice with nurses providing care and treatment for a growing number of patients with dermatological conditions. The BDNG functions as a professional organisation for nurses working in dermatology providing educational and networking opportunities. The BDNG has a close working relationship with the BAD.


The aims of the BDNG are to:

  • Promote the development of the highest standard of care for the patient receiving dermatological care
  • Promote the development and recognition of the nurse's role in dermatology, for the benefit of the patient
  • Promote and support education of nurses for their role in dermatology
  • Promote and support research into all aspects of dermatology nursing and dermatological nursing care
  • Provide a source of expertise for nurses facing clinical and managerial challenges in the field of dermatology nursing
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of developments and knowledge in the field of dermatology nursing

The BDNG offers members:

  • A quarterly peer reviewed journal, Dermatological Nursing
  • A three day Annual Conference
  • Regional educational events throughout the year
  • Practice and professional development awards
  • Member’s only section of website
  • Regular email alerts
  • Peer support and guidance from Regional Representatives and Executive Committee


Forsyth House
Cromac Square, Belfast, BT2 8LA
Telephone: 028 90511402

Susan Maguire
Operations Manager
Telephone: 07709 550132

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