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British Society for Cutaneous Allergy


President Dr Deirdre Buckley
Secretary Dr Natalie Stone
Meetings Secretary Dr Donna Thompson
Treasurer Dr Christine Reckling



The BSCA holds an annual meeting alongside the main BAD meeting, a two-yearly update day, a two-yearly scientific meeting, and contact dermatitis courses run by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. The BSCA website allows access to the BSCA database, BSCA allergen series, and occasional newsletters.


The aims of the BSCA are the promotion of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of contact dermatitis. The society has a current membership of 154 dermatologists and dermatological nurses. Recently, the BSCA committee has focussed on developing the databases, standardising allergen test series, writing patient advice sheets and trialling ‘new’ allergens. Additionally, we are considering methods to assess competencies in patch testing.

The database, in Microsoft Access, is available to BAD BSCA members through the BAD BSCA website. It has been designed for dermatologists who may not have a particular interest in contact dermatitis but who provide a standard patch testing service. It is simple to use and will allow easy audit of patch test results.


To find out more about membership, please visit British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA)

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