Genital Dermatology SIG

Aims:

To fulfil educational needs, and promote guidance and support, for clinicians with a specialist interest in genital dermatology.

Membership (2014):

Dr Sashidharan Parameswaran (Chair)
(Homerton Sexual Health Services-Clifden Centre
Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR
Parameswaran.sashidharan@homerton.nhs.uk)

Dr Christine Bates (Secretary)
(Liverpool Centre for Sexual Health
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP
christine.bates@rlbuht.nhs.uk
christine.bates@nhs.net)

Dr Imali Fernando (Webmaster)
(Chalmers Sexual Health Centre
NHS Lothian, Edinburgh EH3 9ES.
Imali.fernando@luht.scot.nhs.uk)

Dr Serish Basavaraj (Treasurer)
(Dept of GUM, Bridge House
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedford MK42 9DJ
serish.basavaraj@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk)

Dr Serish Basavaraj
(Dept of GUM, Bridge House
Bedford Hospital NHS trust
Bedford MK42 9DJ
serish.basavaraj@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk)

Dr Jillian Pritchard
(Blanche Heriot Unit
Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation trust
Guildford Road
Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ
jillian.pritchard@asph.nhs.uk)

Dr Deepa Bansal
Burton hospital Foundation Trust
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent DE13 9AY
deepa.bansal@burtonft.nhs.uk

Dr Anna Hartley (Trainee representative)
Bart's Health NHS Trust,
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB
annahartley@hotmail.co.uk

Dr Sarah Edwards
(Consultant in Sexual Health
Cambridgeshire Community Services
West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QZ
sarah.edwards@wsh.nhs.uk)

Advisory Panel:

Professor Chris Bunker, University College Hospital (Penile dermatology)
Dr Fiona Lewis, Guys and St Thomas Hospital (Vulval dermatology)
Dr David Nunns, Nottingham City Hospital (Vulval pain / Gynaecology)

Terms of reference:

TBC

Genital Dermatology SIG Activities:

Courses for 2014:

BASHH Genital Dermatology Course 2014
Friday 24th Oct 2014
Friend’s House (opposite Euston Station),
173 - 177 Euston Road, London.
NW1 2BJ

Guidelines:

  • BASHH national guideline on the management of scabies (currently being updated)
  • BASHH national guideline on the management balanitis (currently being updated)
  • BASHH national guideline on the management of molluscum contagiosum (2014)
  • BASHH national guideline on the management of vulval conditions (2014)
  • European guideline for the management of balanoposthitis (2013)
  • BSSVD Standards of care for women with vulval conditions (2013) –BASHH Genital Dermatology SIG input

Publications:

  • Pearce J, I Fernando. The value of a multi-speciality service, including GUM, Dermatology and Urology input, in the management of male genital dermatoses. Int J STD AIDS (in press).
  • BASHH Genital Dermatology Special Interest Group. Importance of genitourinary and urology colleagues working in harmony (letter, rapid response). BMJ 2013; 347: f1986.
  • Sashidharan PN, Goorney B, Cassell J, Edwards S, Maw R, Kell P. Survey of the management of patients with genital dermatological problems in genitourinary/sexual health clinics in the UK (letter). Sex Transm Infect 2011; 87: 414.
  • Hartley AJ, Hourihan M, Paige D, Williams A. Are specialist-led genital dermatology clinics a valuable and necessary part of sexual health service provision in the UK? Sex Transm Infect 2013; 89: 379.
Related Organisations & Useful Resources:

British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease (BSSVD): http://www.bssvd.org/

Vulval Pain Society: http://www.vulvalpainsociety.org

Association for Lichen Sclerosus and Vulval Health: http://www.lichensclerosus.org

UK Lichen Planus: http://www.uklp.org.uk

Minutes of past Genital Dermatology SIG meetings:

TBC