Dermatology is a clinical speciality whereby the use of imaging has long been used. As technology improves more specialists are finding that the use of remote imaging is an effective way of providing a quality service.
SCTT has ensured that Teledermatology Quality Standards are relevant to practice in Scotland, both by helping to develop the standards and through stakeholder engagement during the consultation phase.
Dr Colin Morton, NHS Forth Valley, led the consultation in Scotland.
Over the last three years, SCTT has facilitated a bi-annual Teledermatology User Forum (TDUF). The purpose is to provide a forum for all interested clinicians and more recently, voluntary sector and patient groups, to review new and existing teledermatology models with a view to large scale deployment in Scotland.
Please visit the TDUF page for more information.For further information please contact .
Further to the launch of the National Programme: Delivering Outpatient Integration Together (DO IT) 2015-18, colleagues from across Primary and Secondary Care met in October 2015 to review the current arrangements for managing dermatology patients across Scotland.
The event was supported by the QuEST team, NHS Scotland, Scottish Government and endorsed by the Scottish Dermatology Society.