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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists



New skin cancer drug recommended by NICE for NHS use

18-Sep-2014

A new drug for skin cancer patients should be made available for widespread use on the NHS, health officials have said.

Steep rise in skin cancer figures

Steep rise in skin cancer figures

2-Sep-2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41% in just five years, new figures show.

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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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Liver disease could become a bigger killer than heart disease

22-Sep-2014

The increase in liver disease is startling with it now being the fifth biggest killer in England and Wales with around a 25% increase in deaths in the last decade.

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.

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