Postponement: November 4th Event

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin regrets to inform you that we have had to postpone the November 4th Parliamentary event. This event will be rescheduled to occur in January 2016, and a new date will be circulated as soon as possible.

Recent parliamentary questions on dermatology (July-September)

16th September Rosie Cooper MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England takes to assess the health and social care needs of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa; and what assessment he has made of the ability of the NHS to deliver efficient diagnosis and access to specialist care for such patients. Jane […]

NICE publish updated skin cancer guideline (July 2015)

NICE have today published updated guidelines for the diagnosis, management and treatment of skin cancer. The full NICE news article can be found here.  

House of Lords debate on dermatology (July 2015)

Health: Skin Cancer (22nd July 2015) Question 11.23 am Asked by Lord Clark of Windermere To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the increase in diagnosed skin cancer over the past 10 years. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Prior of Brampton) (Con): My Lords, over the past 10 years in England, there […]

Dermatology Council for England releases FOI report (July 2015)

Today, the Dermatology Council for England is releasing its report summarising the results of its freedom of information exercise. The exercise, conducted using freedom of information requests sent to Clinical Commissioning Groups and provider Trusts, was designed as an experiment to try and source intelligence relating to the status of dermatology services and their capacity to deliver […]

APPGS reformation and priorities agreed (June 2015)

On 11th June the APPGS held its first meeting of the new parliament in which the secretariat and Chair of the Advisory Panel helped to facilitate the election of the Group’s parliamentary officers and sought approval for the next year’s worth of proposed activity. The result of the election was as follows: Sir Paul Beresford […]

Recent parliamentary questions on dermatology (June-July)

Recent parliamentary questions relating to the subject of dermatology can be found below: 9th July 2015 Baroness Masham of Ilton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to act on the recommendation by the independent investigation into the loss of dermatology specialist services at the Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust that Health Education England consider increasing […]