The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is joining with the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) for a webinar to examine how waiting lists can be reduced for dermatology patients.
GIRFT dermatology lead Professor Nick Levell and Dr Tanya Bleiker, president of the BAD, are jointly hosting the lunchtime event on 2nd December 2021.
The newly-published GIRFT national report highlights the need for more skilled clinicians in dermatology, making greater use of new technology, to ensure millions of patients with conditions such as skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis and acne get faster and more equitable access to care.
The webinar discussion will focus on how the specialty can increase training and optimise the skills of the wider team to address the current workforce shortage. It will also examine how to encourage the uptake of telemedicine advice and guidance and use the findings of the National Outpatient Transformation Programme (NOTP) to help reduce dermatology waiting lists.
Professor Levell and Dr Bleiker will be joined by:
- Dr Carolyn Charman: clinical advisor for NHSX, NHS England’s e-referrals secondary care clinical lead, and chair of the BAD teledermatology subcommittee;
- Dr Julia Schofield: joint dermatology clinical lead for the NOTP;
- Dr Tamara Griffiths: chair of the dermatology special advisory committee (SAC) and director of the British College of Dermatology;
- Rebecca Penzer-Hick: president of the British Dermatology Nursing Group;
- Dr Tim Cunliffe; of the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS);
- Dr Cate Orteu: chair of the dermatology clinical reference group (CRG).