Presentation on theme: "Implementing the Acne Care Pathway"— Presentation transcript:
1 Implementing the Acne Care Pathway Dr Art O’Hagan, Consultant Dermatologist
2 Skin disease in the UKSkin disease is most prevalent disease in under 16s (1 in 5 babies have eczema) and the second most common disease in adultsEach year 24% of the population present to their GP with a skin problem.Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and malignant melanoma incidence rates in Britain have more than quadrupled since the 1970s.
3 Rationalisation of Dermatology services in SHSCT
5 Rationale for care pathways Locally agreed clinical care pathways are essential to support equity of access to care, best clinical practice and optimum care outcomes. Agreed care pathways facilitate seamless care for people accessing services.
7 Current Acne clinic in SHSCT Severe acne / acne fulminans triaged to Urgent consultant clinicOther cases generally triaged to Nurse led acne clinic (seen by experienced dermatology nurses) and other treatments recommended or counselled and worked up for IsotretinoinSeen at consultant clinic and isotretinoin initiatedNurse specialist clinic should be established soon
8 Summary of Recent audit of acne clinic in Craigavon Hospital 45% patients discharged from acne clinic25% required Roaccutane immediately and referred to dermatology consultant30% given treatment advice and review at nurse led clinic