The views of consultant dermatologists on creating centralised skin lesion units.

Scrivens, L J and Goulding, J M R and Allen, K J (2018) The views of consultant dermatologists on creating centralised skin lesion units. The British journal of dermatology. ISSN 1365-2133. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

The proportion of United Kingdom (UK) specialist dermatology clinical activity related to skin lesions has been estimated at between 40-50%. With skin cancer incidence rising, this is likely to increase even further. In 2014, The King's Fund conducted research to investigate the sustainability of dermatology services, with participants identifying the need for service reconfiguration to improve efficiency. One suggestion was to create consultant-led centralised skin lesion units, receiving all referrals within a region. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no published qualitative research on the organisation of dermatology services, and the views of key stakeholders on service reconfiguration remain unexplored. An independent review following the failed takeover of dermatology services in Nottingham by a private provider concluded that staff must be fully involved in service reconfiguration from the outset. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WR Skin. Dermatology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Dermatology
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Depositing User: Miss Emily Johnson
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 14:55
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 14:55
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1780

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