BDNG Patient Choice Awards
|The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) are hosting an award event in April 2024 in London. One of the categories is The Patient Choice Award and they would like to invite members of the public to nominate a dermatology nurse who has made a difference to them or a loved one. To nominate a dermatology nurse for exceptional care and treatment, please click here. The closing date for nomination is 23 February 2024.
Melanoma Focus Helpline
We hope our newsletter finds you well! With winter just around the corner we can be forgiven for putting sun protection to the back of our mind, but please remember to continue practising sun safety if you are going away over the winter period. Remember to keep up with your monthly skin checks to help you monitor any changes to your skin.
Melanoma Patient Guide & Melanoma TrialFinder
|We are so pleased to launch the Melanoma TrialFinder. There are two versions of this searchable resource; one for patients and one for healthcare professionals where you can search for UK clinical trials. We aim to increase the understanding of trials (medical research studies involving patients) and improve access and patient satisfaction.
We are delighted to announce that following on from extensive patient consultations, our Patient Decision Aid has now been re-launched as the Melanoma Stages and Treatment – Patient Guide.
Melanoma Focus brought together a panel of healthcare professionals and melanoma patients to create and add new information, including how melanomas are diagnosed, procedures, treatments and well-being
We have created a new guide which is designed to help patients decide whether adjuvant therapy is right for them. It can be used to help patients discuss their options with their medical team, as they will know the patient’s individual case. They can let patients know about the benefits of treatment and any side effects that may be specific to them.
Stages 2B & 2C added Feb23.
We have produced two animated videos to help patients understand sentinel lymph node biopsies.
Our first animation explains the lymphatic system and why patients may have been offered a sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Our second animation explains what happens during the procedure and the potential risks.
We hope that our new videos will act as a useful resource for professionals to share with their patients.
Click here to access videos
Through social & virtual events, such as our Wellbeing Webinars, where everyone can meet, chat and seek advice. We have now returned to "real" social gatherings.
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As well as running educational events, we have a website where lots of information about Melanoma, will be easily accessible and pooled into one simple point of access.