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Skincare & Dermatology

Aug, 2019
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There are fewer than 1,500 consultant dermatologists in the UK, even though 25 per cent of GP consultations are skin related, but why are qualified skincare professionals so hard to find? The Skincare & Dermatology special report, published in The Times, explores how a lack of training and general understanding is leading to a dermatological skills shortage and looks at what it really means to be a dermatologist. It covers how new technology is bringing exciting opportunities for diagnosis and treatment, how teledermatology is easing the burden on the NHS, and how rethinking cleanliness could be key to overall skin health. Also featured is an infographic exploring the connection between skin conditions and mental health and comment on how patients with skin disease deserve better

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The correlation between body image and mental ill-health is well documented, so it should come as no surprise that skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema have been linked to increased levels of depression and anxiety, and a lower quality of life overall