The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) produced a patient survey in February 2021 to help them better understand dermatology patients’ experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on how patients have found remote consultations.
The BAD is a charity that we work closely with and whose charitable objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. The BAD also works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings.
Remote consultations refer to any non-face-to-face appointment, typically conducted by phone or video conferencing software.
The BAD want to assure anyone thinking about taking part that all information given during the survey is anonymous and won’t be used in any way that would identify you or the hospital, or surgery, where you have received treatment.
This is an important survey, the results of which will influence their communications and lobbying work around remote patient consultations. Remote consultations have the potential to present unique challenges when seeking a skin condition diagnosis and ongoing treatment, so your experiences are key to help the BAD improve the experience for everyone.