Overview of Dermatology

Dermatologists manage skin diseases in people of all ages. Most dermatologists are skin surgeons as well as physicians. Skin diseases are disfiguring, distressing and highly symptomatic. Chronic inflammatory skin diseases significantly reduce quality of life and they impose a considerable burden within the community. About one in four of the population are affected by skin disease that would benefit from medical care. In the UK skin diseases are among the commonest certified causes of incapacity to work.

Between 1981 and 1991 consultations for skin disease in general practice rose by almost 50%. This reflected an increase in prevalence of common problems such as atopic eczema, venous leg ulcers and skin cancer as well as the availability of effective treatments. GPs refer 1-2% of the population to dermatologists each year as new patients.

Teaching and postgraduate education are essential parts of the work of dermatologists, who teach and train medical students, postgraduates, GPs and nurses. Although about 15% of GP consultations relate to problems with the skin, only 20% of GP vocational training schemes contain a dermatological component; and the undergraduate curricula contains on average only six days of dermatology. Newly appointed GPs therefore have little experience of dermatological problems.

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38616 General Practitioner 19 Jun 17 07 Jul 17 € 7,312.50
38603 Emergency Department SHO 28 May 17 29 May 17 € 624.80
38602 Emergency Department Registrar 28 May 17 29 May 17 € 766.00
38594 Paediatric SHO 28 May 17 29 May 17 € 598.40
38580 General Practitioner 01 Jun 17 02 Jun 17 € 1,280.00
38556 General Practitioner 27 Jul 17 28 Jul 17 € 975.00
38554 Surgical SHO 27 Jun 17 30 Jun 17 € 1,468.00
38545 Medical RMO 01 Jun 17 04 Jun 17 € 2,310.00
38543 Medical RMO 29 May 17 30 May 17 € 1,100.00
38526 General Practitioner 01 Aug 17 01 Aug 17 € 262.50
38525 General Practitioner 01 Aug 17 03 Aug 17 € 450.00
38524 General Practitioner 01 Aug 17 03 Aug 17 € 525.00
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