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NICE melanoma guidelines ‘need greater primary care focus’

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(1) Funding is a issue . The machines range from £600 to 1,000 and over (for instance , DermLite). A proper three months course(e.g.Cardiff) is just under a grand. (2) I use the machines(own two myself) everyday for in house referrals. Most seborrhoeic keratosis can be picked up even by beginners , hence saving some secondary care referrals. Tricky ones are still those dysplastic naevi or melanoma in situ needing some more experiences. Of course, one can argue those typical melanoma does not need dermoscopy. (3) Yes. Only practice makes perfect. With help , the more you see, the better skill. It is a practical skill . Had to learn from basics even after the completion of diploma and MSc in practical dermatology.

Posted date

30 Jan 2015

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10:08pm

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