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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists

Trial pill shows promise as cure for alopecia baldness


A pill that appears to cure alopecia baldness has fully restored the hair of three patients.

Guidelines aim to improve London outcomes for skin cancer  


New guidelines have been launched to ensure consistently high standards of care for patients with skin cancer across south and west London.

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“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority”

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Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.

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Wound healing and skin integrity principles

Wound Healing and Skin Integrity Principles and Practice

‘Nurses at any stage of practice could benefit from this book as it provides good evidence based data when considering tissue viability and holistic assessment.’

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When was the last time you really talked about suicide?


If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.

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Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

“More than 3,500 cases of scarlet fever – the vast majority in children – have been reported since September,” The Daily Telegraph reports.