General description of the work Consultant Dermatologists undertake
The Consultant Dermatologist is a doctor specialising in the management and treatment of skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin infections.
Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence
- The management of patients who have long term skin conditions such as psoriasis.
- The long–term use of steroid creams on the skin.
- The side effects of treatments for skin problems.
Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles
The Consultant Dermatologist may also be known as a Skin Specialist.
The Consultant Dermatologist will usually have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.
The Consultant Dermatologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Dermatology at a Medical School. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.