I want to equip and train GPs to use dermatoscopes to photograph moles for skin cancer triage
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- To improve the quality of referrals and reduce unnecessary appointments in secondary care, Clinical Commissioning Groups are investing in dermatoscopes for primary care clinicians to use where appropriate
- There are several manufacturers and suppliers of dermatoscopes. Their products are available for purchase from NHS Supply Chain. You can download the document from the British Association of Dermatologists website (word, 627kb). Image capture is made possible by a range of dermatoscope attachments that connect to mobile devices and smartphones
Digital dermoscopy training tools
- The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Dermatology Toolkit includes tips for taking dermoscopic and general dermatology images
- The Primary Care Dermatology Society website provides dermoscopy training and links to courses
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) Teledermatology Roadmap 2020/21 provides an overview of the key steps, principles and resources for the optimisation of digital teledermatology services. The roadmap is available in the dermatology section of the Elective Care Community of Practice website. You can view the roadmap by joining the community (account required)
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