Intended for healthcare professionals

Dermatology Education Programmes for Healthcare Professionals


St John’s DermAcademy (DermAcademy) (www. is the frst organisation of its kind run by, and for, multidisciplinary healthcare professionals (HCPs), to provide high quality dermatology education to improve patient care. An expert multidisciplinary team (MDT) of clinicians, specialist nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and invited national and international speakers deliver dermatology education via multiple modalities, including faceto-face and online virtual courses and podcasts. Educational content is tailored to HCPs in primary and secondary care, including dermatology consultants, trainees, GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals. Feedback is consistently excellent. In 2020, DermAcademy delivered a series of fve live webinar courses for HCPs on a range of dermatology topics, with international attendance; delivered the Clinical Dermatology Care Course for Nurses via a new online platform, with online modules and seven live study days; launched a series of open-access dermatology education podcasts for clinicians; delivered a patient and public involvement (PPI) webinar, in collaboration with the Psoriasis Association on the impact of COVID-19 on people with psoriasis. It also expanded online open-access dermatology educational resources for patients, with the DermAcademy team contributing to three patient education videos on how to apply occlusive dressings, paste bandages and wet wraps.

Dermatology in practice 2021; 27(4): 100–100
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