This Tuesday, we hosted an exclusive educational event for GPs and Doctors at our Skin Surgery Clinic, (at Good Skin Days in Guiseley, Leeds.)
The event was well attended and speakers included Professor Andrew Wright; Consultant Dermatologist from Bradford Hospitals Trust and an esteemed member of our medical board at Good Skin Days. Professor Wright led a talk on benign skin lesions, the NICE guidelines for the treatment and referral of skin lesions and finished with an insight into the topical treatment of benign and pre-cancerous skin lesions.
Our Medical Director, Mr David Watt, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Bradford Royal Infirmary, continued with an interesting talk on skin lesions; how to decide whether they are benign or suspicious for malignancy and also in the surgical pitfalls in the treatment of skin lesions.
Live laser treatments of benign skin lesions were carried out by Dr Rachael Kay, GPWSI in Dermatology and Dr Andy Smith, GP.
This event was fully accredited by the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) and as such, qualified for 2.5 hours of Career Path Development credits for the attendees.
The live demonstrations in our Minor Ops Suite featured the removal of seborrhoeic keratosis (warts), utilising the Erbium YAG laser. The Erbium YAG laser is a very specific laser used by Consultants and Doctors for skin ablation and the removal of various moles and, in layman’s terms, ‘lumps and bumps’. This covers a multitude of treatments, including intradermal naevi (essentially a mole with no pigment).
As with all CPD (Career Path Development) educational events that are accredited by the RCGP, the Doctors must give feedback on the content and presentation etc. We are pleased to report that we received a maximum score on all of the criteria assessed.
This was the first of many CPD educational events that we are due to host in the upcoming months, the next will provide a further insight into our lasers and the extensive range of dermatological skin conditions that we are able to treat. Good Skin Days is the largest skin clinic in Yorkshire and we are delighted to be accredited by the RCGP to host future Doctor and Consultant educational events such as these.
Many Thanks to the Doctors and staff from the Skin Surgery Clinic at Good Skin Days, for such a successful and informative event. Let’s continue to set standards!