New BSDS website coming soon!

The British Society for Dermatological Surgery are currently developing a new website which will be launched shortly. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

In the meantime, information on upcoming meetings and some resources are available below. If you have any queries please contact Tamsin Goodwin-Connelly, Executive Officer for the BSDS, at or on +44(0)20 7391 6087.


Upcoming Meetings and Courses




Surgical Refresher for Consultants
Saturday 8th November 2014, Leeds
The BSDS will be running brand new a surgical workshop, designed specifically as a refresher course solely for Consultant Dermatologists and will be taught by faculty consisting only of Consultant Dermatological Surgeons.
The workshop will provide hands-on practical sessions, with the opportunity for one on one tuition on techniques in skin surgery alongside lectures relating to different aspects of dermatological surgery.
The course will focus initially on the basics – such as perfecting punch biopsies, curettage, local anaesthesia, the simple primary closure and basic suture techniques. More advanced topics, such as surgical pearls, flaps and grafts and dealing with complications will also be covered.


Minimum Standards for Mohs
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) recognise the need for a National set of framework guidelines for the setting up and management of an MMS service. A working party of BSDS members with expertise in MMS have developed a set of recommendations which has been endorsed by the BAD and constitutes a consensus statement for the BAD and BSDS on minimum standards of MMS provision in the UK.


BSDS Clinical Meeting
Thursday 20th November 2014, Leeds
The next Clinical Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th November 2014 from 11:00am - 1:30pm. Lunch will be from 1:30 - 2.00pm.
The theme of this meeting will be announced shortly.
The meeting is aimed at dermatologists and dermatology trainees with an interest in dermatological surgery. Interacting is encouraged by contributing ideas and asking for guidance. CPD credits are available with this course.
The Clinical meeting is free to BSDS members and £10 for non-members. If you would like to book a place for this meeting please email and advise us if you require lunch along with any dietary requirements you may have.


Mohs Minimum Data Set
Dr Colin Fleming, President of 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.

Mohs Minimum Data Set Guidance Notes


Trainee Day
Friday 21st November 2014, London
The BSDS Trainee Day offers a chance for registrars to improve and update their skin surgery through a variety of lectures, discussions and workshops. The course is primarily aimed at dermatology registrars but may also appeal to SHOs and GPs.
The course will be led by a range of experienced surgeons from across the UK and you will have the opportunity to interact with them, discuss cases and ask questions in a small group setting.


Surgical Checklist
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.


Annual Surgery Workshop
Monday 30th March – Wednesday 1st April 2015, Edinburgh
The BSDS Annual Surgery Workshop is a long-established training course in skin surgery, now in its 32nd consecutive year. Teaching is provided by an experienced faculty which comprises of nationally recognized experts in skin surgery. The three-day course consists of hands-on practical sessions, with ample opportunity for one to one tuition in skin surgery skills, and lectures covering basic and intermediate aspects of skin surgery.
The Annual Workshop is aimed primarily at dermatologists, particularly trainees, but also SAS doctors and consultants. Clinicians from other disciplines with an interest in and clinical commitment to skin surgery are also welcomed.


Dr Bray’s Surgical Log Book
"Colleagues may find my surgical log helpful. It is designed to be super-quick to use, and to give automatic running totals for complete excision rates/margins etc. Please read the 'Guide' tab to explain how to get the most out of it. Extra tabs for Mohs recording will be coming in the next version. Do let me know your thoughts/suggestions/problems (email address in the guide)." Dr Adam Bray, Consultant Dermatologist, Bristol Dermatology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.