According to the British Skin Foundation, approximately eight million people in the UK currently live with a skin disease. Skin disorders are not only the main reason we visit our GP, but are also commonly associated with other diseases, as is the case with psoriasis and its co-morbidities. Skin diseases encompass a wide variety of conditions, from acne to melanomas. Furthermore, their effects can go beyond physical symptoms, with many patients suffering from psychosocial issues, such as body image problems, anxiety and depression.
Launched in 1989, Dermatology in practice is the UK’s longest-running review-based journal dedicated to dermatology. The journal publishes a broad array of articles covering all aspects of skin disease, including – but not limited to – therapeutic developments, clinical articles (from diagnosis to management), practical guides and case studies. These, together with other regular features, such as society columns and opinion pieces, make Dermatology in practice a comprehensive and must-read source of information for all professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin disease – from nurses and pharmacists to consultants and service managers.
The latest issue of Dermatology in practice is available free of charge in print (UK only) and online, and can be downloaded as a PDF or EPUB to view on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Editor: Neill Hepburn MD FRCPConsultant Dermatologist, Lincoln County Hospital.