Events

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The APPGS holds around three meetings a year in Parliament. All members and non-members alike are invited to attend these events where there is an opportunity to ask questions or make comments.

The public are also welcome to suggest issues for the group to discuss. Whilst we endeavour to cover as many issues and interests as possible, the pure breadth of dermatology as a field inevitably prevents us from covering everything that we would like. If you or your organisation are aware of a matter that would be of interest or relevance to the Group then please do get in touch and we will be happy to discuss this further.

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Next event:

  • TBC

Past events have covered:

  • Evidence session: ‘mental health and skin disease’ at 5pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020
  • An inflammatory skin conditions awareness event was held in July 2019. A dozen parliamentarians heard about the patient experiences of living with an inflammatory skin condition. Parliamentarians have written to the Department of Health and Social Care to raise issues that arose in the meeting, including emollient rationing. They also agreed to run a Westminster Hall debate.
  • The APPGS in collaboration with the British Association of Dermatologists hosted a week-long exhibition in the Upper Waiting Hall. It engaged with around 50 Parliamentarians on a variety of issues, including on the dermatology workforce, education and skin cancer awareness.
  • A meeting discussed the overlooking of clinical treatment guidelines in dermatology and strategies to ensure localised commissioning adherence.
  • On Tuesday the 8th of May 2018 APPGS hosted event in Committee Room 14. The meeting comprisedpresentations from both the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the Psoriasis Association, and covered topics including genital cancer, severe inflammatory disease, contact dermatitis and psoriasis.
  • On 4th November 2017 (2-4pm) the APPGS hosted an inquiry session into new models of care to help address the workforce issues facing dermatology services.
  • Parliamentary launch of the DCE 2015 audit of dermatology services in England.
  • A crisis in dermatological workforce and education? – a panel discussion followed by open debate and questions (featuring panelists from the BAD, PCDS, Health Education England and the Royal College of GPs
  • Panel discussion on imlementation of NICE guidance on psoriasis and the possibility of a commissioning incentive (Psoriasis Association/BDNG/IMPACT/NICE/NHSE/HSCIC)
  • Oral evidence session on the subject of sunbed regulation (CRUK/BAD/TSA/Liverpool CC/COMARE).
  • Parliamentary launch of the APPGS’ 2013 report on the psychological and social effects of skin disease.
  • A Crisis in Dermatology: a presentation from Prof. Christopher Bunker, President of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)
  • The changing role of dermatological nursing services (BDNG)
  • A presentation on the psychological effects of skin diseases (Changing Faces)
  • A reception to mark the launch of the Quality Standards for Dermatology: Providing the Right Care for People with Skin Conditions (BAD, plus several other organisations)
  • A presentation on measuring the psychological effects of psoriasis (The Psoriasis Association)

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Summaries of previous parliamentary meetings

  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes of the oral evidence session for the report on ‘Mental Health and Skin Disease’ event from 10th March 2020 (PDF 205KB)
  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes of the parliamentary inflammatory skin conditions awareness event from 24 July 2019 (PDF 189KB)
  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes 12-03-19 – the overlooking of clinical treatment guidelines (PDF 220KB)
  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 8th May 2018 (PDF 348KB)
  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes of the Parliamentary meeting on The Audit of Dermatology Services from 14th July 2015 (PDF 124kb)
  • pdfCLICK HERE to download Minutes of the Parliamentary meeting on Education and Workforce from 2nd  December 2014 (PDF 124KB)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of the Parliamentary meeting on Psoriasis from 10th June 2014 (PDF 138 Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of the Parliamentary meeting on Sunbeds from 14th January 2014 (PDF 862 Kb)
  • November 2013 Reception to mark the launch of the Group’s 2013 REPORT.
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download ‘Crisis in Dermatology‘ PDF presentation from 11th March 2013 (PDF 1.8 Mb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 11th March 2013 (PDF 131Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download ‘Oral Evidence Session Summary‘ from 20th November 2012 (PDF 209Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 16th October 2012 (PDF 119Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 28th February 2012 (PDF 90Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 16th November 2011 (PDF 70Kb)
  • pdf CLICK HERE to download Minutes of Parliamentary meetings from 08th November 2011 (PDF 74Kb)

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