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Speciality: Dermatology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: SES/407

Dermatology is the medical specialty dealing with disorders of the skin in all ages of patients. It is primarily outpatient based, at Lauriston Buildings in central Edinburgh. It is the busiest out-patient specialty, with daily out-patient clinics, day surgery and day treatments.

The dermatology in-patient ward is shared with Rheumatology and is based at the Western GeneralHospital. Nearly 50% of new referrals are suspected skin malignancy, with the remainder consisting of inflammatory dermatoses and
genodermatoses. The South-East Scotland department has specialist clinics in the following areas, all of which trainees will gain experience of: contact dermatitis,dermatoses, lymphoma, immunosuppression, paediatric dermatology, photodermatology, psoriasis, skin cancer, skin surgery and Mohs’ micrographic surgery.  One trainee rotation contains a weekly one-on-one Histopathology teaching.  Trainees have a two-week attachment to the National Photodermatology Unit at NinewellsHospital in Dundee additional to their study leave.

District General Dermatology is covered through attachments to out-reach clinics in Lothian DGHs and an attachment to the stand-alone Fife Dermatology Department.

The training programme has strong links to other related specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Genito-Urinary Medicine, Oncology & Radiotherapy, Mycology and Microbiology, Pathology and Primary Care.

An active academic department is led by Professor Rees and Dr Weller, with opportunities for trainees to undertake lab-based research. Weekly academic teaching sessions are held in the department and trainees are encouraged to attend the tri-annual Scottish Dermatology Society meetings, annual British Association of Dermatologists’ meeting, as well as the pan-Scotland registrar training events.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The South East Dermatology Programme is primarily based at Lauriston Buildings in central Edinburgh. It is the busiest out-patient specialty, with daily out-patient clinics, day surgery and day treatments. The dermatology in-patient ward is shared with Rheumatology and is based at the Western General Hospital.

Nearly 50% of new referrals are suspected skin malignancy, with the remainder consisting of inflammatory dermatoses and genodermatoses. The South-East Scotland department has specialist clinics in the following areas, all of which trainees will gain experience of: contact dermatitis, genital dermatoses (male and female clinics), immunosupression, paediatric dermatology, photodermatology, psoriasis, skin cancer and skin surgery. District General Dermatology is covered through attachments to out-reach clinics in Lothian DGHs and an attachment to the stand-alone Fife Dermatology Department. The training programme has strong links to other related specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Genito-Urinary Medicine, Oncology & Radiotherapy, Mycology and Microbiology, Pathology and Primary Care.

 

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Roodlands Hospital, Haddington, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Lauriston Building, Edinburgh

South-East of Scotland – based in Edinburgh with placements in Lothian:
Lothian health Board: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Fife Health Board: Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office West of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Clive Goddard
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/dermatology.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Tommy Healy
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1432
Email: Thomas.Healy@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Chandra Bertram
Address:
Tel:
Email: Chandra.Bertram@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
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