Dr Sean Whittaker appointed Chair of NHS England’s Specialised Dermatology Clinical Reference Group (May 2014)

Dr Whittaker is a consultant dermatologist at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and Professor of cutaneous oncology division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine King’s College London.He has already served on the CRG as specialist commissioning lead for skin cancer since 2013. In his new role as Chair, he will be responsible for managing the various workstreams of the Group, chief amongst which includes consideration of treatments eligible for commissioning at a national level (rather than locally by Clinical Commissioning Groups, like most dermatological treatments).