Skin diseases in primary care: what should GPs be doing?

  title={Skin diseases in primary care: what should GPs be doing?},
  author={Stephen Kownacki},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={64 625},
Dermatology is a topic that appraisers report often appears at the top of GPs' educational needs. Perhaps we should not be surprised given the minimal dermatological teaching most GPs experience. In addition, skin is exposed for everyone to see and inadequacy on the part of a practitioner, either in diagnosis or management, is equally apparent to patient and doctor. This makes both parties uncomfortable and can lead to unnecessary referrals and poor care. The evidence from a 2005 study showed… CONTINUE READING