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The National Clinical Programme for Dermatology reports to the National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes, HSE

The aim of the programme is to support high quality, efficient and evidenced based dermatology services delivered in a timely manner and close to, those who need it.

The National Clinical Lead is Dr. Anne-Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist in AMNCH Tallaght Hospital, the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Group is Dr. Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, SIVUH and the Programme Manager is Ms. Kellie Myers, RCPI.

The Clinical Lead and Programme Manager work together to ensure the delivery of the objectives of the programme and the programme manager is responsible for reporting to the HSE and RCPI. The Clinical Advisory Group provides clinical oversight and strategic guidance to the programme. It is an RCPI committee and all dermatology consultants in Ireland are invited to become members.

The working group is tasked with agreeing and facilitating the implementation of the work-streams devised to deliver the objectives of the programme. The working group is chaired by the Clinical Lead. Sub groups may be established to work on specific work-streams; including members with the required expertise in the area of practice. Collaboration with other programmes is encouraged and facilitated where possible.

Programme Objectives

Revise and complete care pathways for common dermatological conditions including:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Urticaria

Support the NCCP in the development of guidelines for management of non-melanoma skin cancer

Support timely access to secondary care (reduction in waiting lists)

Support all dermatology departments to offer:

  • phototherapy
  • Surgery
  • Patch testing

Revise and complete the model of care for dermatology

Support clinical staff education in common dermatological conditions

Development of KPIs for dermatology

Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division