Prescribing Topical Treatments for Skin Problems

Non-Medical Prescribing Update Training

1 day

Up to 35 delegates


The Course Aim

To increase participants knowledge of management of skin diseases and explore various topical management options including prescribing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • Developed increased competencies in skin assessment and prescribing decisions.
  • Increased understanding of a variety of features affecting the skin and thereby treatment options.
  • Explored topical treatments available for use in the management of patients with a skin problem.


Course content

  • Clinical assessment of the skin.
  • Common dermatological problems and presenting needs.
  • Topical steroid quiz.
  • Group work – case studies .



Our trainer Anne-Marie Sandberg Price RGN, PG Dip Derm S&T, PGC ed, BSC Professional Practice, V300, Dip Derm,  was born in Denmark and completed her general nurse training there in 1977.  She set up and managed several dermatology day units in Sussex 1994-2003.  During this time she held the post of South East Regional Representative for the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and with colleagues worked with the RCN dermatology forum to develop the Career Competence Framework for Dermatology Nursing.

In 2003, Anne-Marie joined Crawley PCT now part of Sussex Community NHS Trust, setting up the Integrated Clinical Assessment and Treatment service with a GPWSI providing a local community based service to Crawley patients with skin conditions.  In 2004 whilst at conference in Belfast Anne-Marie set up the special interest group for primary care within the BDNG with a colleague. She chaired this group until 2007 and continues as an active member of the steering group.

In 2006/7 Anne-Marie was asked to be a nurse representative on the DH subgroup “Care Closer to Home” whose task was to identify and formulate a document on best practice for delivering dermatology services in primary care.  This ended in the document “Shifting Care Closer to home”.  Anne-Marie has been a guest lecturer at Brighton University for several years on both Level 6 and Masters level modules.  She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education from Brighton University and is currently a student on the MSC Dermatology Skills and Treatments.

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