We are looking forward to co-hosting an event at the Scottish Parliament on the 11th May 2017, during Sun Awareness Week 2017, in partnership with the British Association of Dermatologists.
The event, attended by Skin Conditions Campaign Scotland’s member organisations and individual patients who have expert knowledge about their skin condition, will raise awareness of all skin conditions. Supported by Clare Haughey MSP, the event will attract MSPs, who will be able to take part in ‘mole checks’, delivered by a team of Dermatologists. This is particularly pertinent during Sun Awareness Week, due to the increase in skin cancers in Scotland, and will help provide a focus on the fact that anyone can be affected by a skin condition, such as skin cancer.
The British Association of Dermatologists estimates that more than 100,000 patients visit Scottish Dermatology departments each year. However, 22% of Scottish dermatology posts are currently vacant, and this is just one of the issues that is preventing people in Scotland from accessing appropriate support.
Charities working across Scottish communities to support people with skin conditions will have an opportunity to meet and share ideas, including developing partnerships in areas of mutual interest. We look forward to collaborating with Eczema Outreach Scotland, Changing Faces, Alopecia UK, National Eczema Society, Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society, Teddington Trust, Alfie’s Trust, DEBRA and the UK Mastocytosis Support Group, along with individuals who are living with skin conditions, at the event.
For more information, contact Skin Conditions Campaign Scotland: firstname.lastname@example.org