How can dermatology departments prepare for an expected rebound of referrals as a result of COVID?

Dermatology departments nationwide will need to implement innovative workflow solutions and digitally transform their models of care in order to meet the expected rise in demand and recover their backlog positions.

There is likely to be a rebound surge of both two-week wait referrals and routine dermatology referrals when normal services resume.

Teledermatology has rapidly been deployed nationally, however there are few systems available from verified NHSX communication framework suppliers on the market able to provide a true end-to-end solution, from referral through to discharge, while also conforming to the British Association of Dermatology (BAD) standards.

NHSX recently launched the Teledermatology Funding Programme with funding available to enable trusts to implement tele-dermatology solutions such as our eDerma platform.