Jump to:

GP consultations for skin conditions

03 January 2012, 5:09pm

Skin conditions are the most frequent new reason for GP consultations in the UK, University of Nottingham researchers have found

Julia Schofield and colleagues examined surveillance data collected in the weekly returns service of the RCGP during 2006 and trends for subsequent years. The data covered a representative population of 950,000 people.

New episodes of skin disorders exceeded incidences of all other major disease groups. In total, 23% of the population consulted for a skin condition.

The researchers said the finding emphasised the need for appropriate education and training in dermatology of all medical students, and continuing education for primary care health professionals.
Schofield JK, Fleming D, Grindlay D et al. Br J Dermatol 2011; 165: 1044-50

You must log in to make full use of all the site content and features.

New users can register here free for full site access.

 

MIMS Specialist Journals

Now available on www.mims.co.uk

Click here to view

2-Part CME Diabetes Program

This activity will explore the latest data on the SGLT-2 inhibitors and implications for practice. Click here.

MIMS app

Access the full MIMS database from your mobile device

Click here to find out more

MIMs Drug Search

Possible searches include drugs (by brand, generic ingredient or drug class), diseases and more.

Find drugs by:

Travel Vaccination & Malaria Advice

Travel Vaccination & Malaria Advice

Supplied by the National
Travel Health Network
and Centre (NaTHNaC)

Palliative Care Resources

Palliative Care Resources

Opioid dose conversions
and much more

Childhood Immunisation

Childhood Immunisation

Summary of routine
vaccination schedule

Referral Guidelines for Breast Disorders

Referral Guidelines for Breast Disorders

MIMS Summary of NHS Cancer Screening Referral Guidelines

Quick-reference table: antibiotics

Quick-reference table: antibiotics

Treatment regimens for common infections

Back to top