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* 1. Please indicate stage of training:

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* 3. Are you a UK graduate?

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* 4. Was dermatology a compulsory part of your undergraduate curriculum?

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* 5. If YES, how much teaching did you receive?

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* 6. Do you think your undergraduate clinical exposure in dermatology was:

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* 7. Have you worked in dermatology at any stage of your career?

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* 8. Have you received any formal teaching in dermatology as part of your GPVTS teaching programme?

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* 9. Do you feel that GPVTS training is preparing you adequately to manage patients with dermatology problems?

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* 10. Please rate your confidence. 1= no confidence 5= very confident

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Take a dermatological history
Describe a skin lesion or rash in dermatologically accurate terms
Perform an examination of the skin
Identify symptoms that are within the range of normal e.g innocent moles, age related skin changes
Recognise ‘alarm symptoms and signs’ for skin cancers that need fast-track referral
Be able to identify benign from malignant skin conditions e.g SCC, BCC
Recognise common skin conditions in primary care, e.g. eczemas, psoriasis and infections, and instigate appropriate treatment
Recognise emergency skin conditions, e.g. erythroderma, herpetic eczema, and start treatment
Recognise rarer but potentially important conditions and know when to refer to secondary care, e.g. bullous disorders and vasculitis
Understand how to perform skin scrapings and the use of Wood’s light
Understand the different indications for patch and prick testing.
Know the indications for curettage, cautery and cryotherapy
Knowledge of cream/ointment/lotion that should be prescribed for common skin conditions
Council patients and relatives on chronic skin diseases

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