NICE Accredited Service Guidance and Standards For Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)
Together with the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Royal College of Pathologists, British Society of Dermatopathology, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society and ENT UK we have produced these standards for Mohs surgery after a long period of development, multi-stakeholder involvement and consultation defining gold standard practice for MMS within the UK, as accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Click here
Mohs Surgery Minimum Data Set
Dr Colin Fleming, Co-opted Interface Representative for the BSDS, has devised a Mohs Surgery Minimum Data Set which seeks to put into place a basic measurement of care which can be used for individual departmental audit and comparison amongst centres.
Safe Surgical Practice Guidance
BSDS Guidance on Implanted Cardiac Devices in Skin Surgery
(A. Bray, G. Davies, B. Wright). With many thanks to British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS)
BSDS Guidance on Antithrombotics and Skin Surgery
The BSDS have produced guidance on bleeding risk and skin surgery: anticoagulants, antiplatelets and other agents.
BSDS Position Statement on Surgical Procedure Rooms
The BSDS has produced a position statement with effect from May 2016, outlining the evidence for a safe working environment within the outpatient or office based setting.
BSDS Surgical Check List
The BSDS has produced a checklist to provide professionals with guidance on which checks need to be completed before and after a dermatological surgical procedure.
DFSP Postion Statement
The BSDS has produced a position statement with effect from December 2011 regarding the management of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP).
Skin Cancer Published Guidelines
SJ Whittaker, JR Marsden, M Spittle OBE , R Russell- Jones. (2003)
SJ Whittaker, JR Marsden, M Spittle OBE , R Russell- Jones. (2006)
JR Marsden, J Newton-Bishop, L Burrows, M Cook, PG Corrie, NH Cox, ME Gore, P Lorigan, R MacKie, P Nathan, H Peach, B Powell, C Walker. (2010)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
R Motley, P Kersey, C Lawrence (2002)
R J Motley, P W Preston, C M Lawrence (2009)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
NR Telfer, GB Colver, PW Bowers 2008.
Pre-cancerous lesion – published guidelines
Guidelines for the care of patients with Actinic Keratosis 2017
D de Berker, JM McGregor, MF Mohd Mustapa, LS Exton, and BR Hughes. (2017)
Guidelines for the management of squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s Disease) 2014
CA Morton, AJ Birnie and DJ Eedy. (2014)