Setting Standards for Mohs Micrographic Surgery Services (MMS)
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 consesus statement for the BAD and BSDS on minimum standards of MMS provision in the UK.
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
Whittaker, J.R Marsden, M. Spittle OBE , R.Russell- Jones, June 2006)
Concise guidelines (Newton Bishop J, Bataille V, Gavin A, Lens M, Marsden J, Mathews T, Ormerod A, Wheelhouse C). Royal College of Physicians and British Association of Dermatologists. Concise guidance to good practice series, No 7. London : RCP, September 2007.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
R Motley, P Kersey, C Lawrence) BJD, Vol. 146, No. 1, January 2002 (p18-25)
Pre-cancerous lesion - published guidelines
Guidelines for the management of Actinic Keratoses
(D de Berker, JM McGregor and BR Hughes)
BJD, Vol. 156, No. 2, February 2007 (p222-230)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Guidelines for the Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma
(NR Telfer, GB Colver, PW Bowers). BJD, Vol. 159, No.1, July 2008 (p35)
Guidelines for Management of Bowen's Disease: update 2006
(NH Cox, DJ Eedy, CA Morton). BJD, Vol. 151, No.1, January 2007 (p11-21)