Mental Health and Skin Disease report (2020)

The APPG on Skin has published the findings from its latest Inquiry into mental health and skin disease. More than a dozen leading doctors, specialising in dermatology and mental health led the report, as well as patient organisations, and the dermatology specialist groups, the British Association of Dermatologists, the Primary Care Dermatology Society, and the […]

APPG on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices – Specials report

The inquiry findings on Specials from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices has been published. The report was supported by the British Association of Dermatologists’ Medicines Working Group and the APPG on Skin. The report can be read here.

APPG on Skin surveys for ‘mental health and skin disease’ report

The APPG on Skin has launched surveys for their major new report on ‘Mental Health and Skin Disease’. Please respond to the survey for the public: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/APPGS-Wellbeing or Please respond to the survey for organisations: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/APPGS-Psychderm Background to the report The report expects to make a number of recommendations, including on psychodermatology coverage, service design, […]

APPGS oral evidence session for mental health report

The next meeting, and AGM, of the APPGS will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020. In this evidence session, you will hear accounts from people who have benefited from psychological intervention in relation to their skin condition and also from those that have suffered terribly from a lack of support. Attendees will […]

NHSE’s response to DCE on guidelines for OTC medicines

The Dermatology Council of England (DCE) wrote to NHS England (NHSE) to raise its concern over the implementation of NHSE guidance on restricting the prescriptions of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The DCE informed NHSE that it had collected evidence showing that a number of patients with chronic and/or severe inflammatory skin conditions have been incorrectly refused […]

APPGS letter to Matt Hancock

The latest meeting of the APPGS raised parliamentary awareness for inflammatory skin conditions. Attendees offered a moving and detailed account of patient experiences of living with an inflammatory skin condition. A dozen parliamentarians heard from speakers about skin treatments being denied or restricted within England.  The new Chair of the APPGS, David Davies MP, has […]

All Party Group on Skin: Parliamentary Event [March 2019]

The next event will be held on Tuesday 12th March, 5pm-6pm in Committee Room P, Portcullis House. The meeting will discuss the overlooking of clinical treatment guidelines in dermatology and strategies to ensure localised commissioning adherence. We aim to generate actions that both MPs and dermatology stakeholders can agree to adopt and will hopefully lead […]