British Society for Dermatological Surgery

Welcome to the BSDS website

The British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) is the UK leader in the field of dermatological surgery. The purpose of the Society is to promote, for the public benefit, interest in and knowledge of Dermatological Surgery.

The BSDS have a range of meetings and courses that run throughout the year and offer fellowships and awards. The BSDS provide resources, such as surgical log books, case studies and peer reviews for the benefit of medical professionals. They have also produced minimum standards documents and position statements on issues relating to Dermatological Surgery. Learn more >

In these uncertain times we have included COVID-19 guidelines compiled both by the British Association of Dermatologists and the British Society for Dermatological Surgery.

Please find below useful guidelines:

Skin Cancer Surgical Guidlines- COVID-19 Guidelines

Recommencing Dermatology services during COVID-19 Here 

Upcoming Events

Head & Neck Anatomy for the Cutaneous Surgeon

Event start date - 13/10/2022

This is a practical workshop and lecture course focusing on superficial head & neck anatomy relevant to skin cancer surgery as practiced by Dermatological Surgeons. Read more »

Clinical Meeting March 21

Event start date - 18/03/2021

This half day meeting is aimed at dermatologists and dermatology trainees with an interest in dermatological surgery Read more »

17th Annual Trainee Day

Event start date - 19/11/2021

The BSDS Trainee Day offers a chance for registrars to improve and update their skin surgery through a variety of lectures and case discussions. Read more »