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Row continues over NICE skin cancer guidance

19th May 2009

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has stated that discussions are continuing with the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) concerning how NICE's guidance over skin cancer treatment is implemented.

The two bodies met in April when the RCGP raised worries with BAD about how the guidelines were stopping GPs from performing minor surgery to treat basal cell carcinomas on their patients. Dr Mike Parks, medical secretary at Kent LMC, said the guidance meant that many dermatology clinics were facing huge numbers of patients.


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