How does the NICE guidance on skin cancer affect GPs?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance Improving Outcomes for People with Skin Tumours including Melanoma was published in early 2006.1 It is a guide to commissioners on how they should commission skin cancer services in England and Wales, dealing with skin tumours and with precancerous skin conditions. It acknowledges that there is a role for primary care, whereas, in all other preceding documents, management relied entirely on secondary care provision.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(3): 25–27
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