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The Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society (SDNS) was established to offer a Speciality group for nurses and health care professionals with an interest in Dermatology. The society is affiliated to the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and the Scottish Dermatological Society (SDS) 


The next SDNS AGM & Annual Conference will be held at the Campanile Hotel Glasgow on 4th May 2017. Application form and provisional programme can be accessed in events section.

Members of SDNS can apply for funding to attend conferences/ study days/ courses through the SDNS educational grant. This year there is also sponsorship for 2 delegates to attend the 2017 BDNG Conference in Belfast. for further imformation log into awards section


20160519_162025 (1).jpgThis year the Barbara Page Dermatology Nurse of the Year was awarded to Yvonne Murray. Yvonne is well respect among her colleagues in Ayrshire & Arran NHS for her dedicated and caring nature towards patients and staff. She also manages to find time for her role as SDNS regional representative for Ayshire & Arran and is a valued member of the committee.

 Ann Joy( Fife) was award a scholarship for continuing education.

Presentations from May 2016 can be seen in the members section

 Safe bandaging:

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This poster shows the recommended temporary management for inpatients who would normally have compression applied.


Masterclass in Psychosocial Aspects of Care Winner of BJN Award for Dermatology 2016 Due to the popularity of the Psycho-social Aspects of Care Masterclass, the SDNS are delighted to announce we will be running classes in February and May of 2017. The class in February will take place in Newcastle, we have booked the Station hotel which is right at the train station so may be suitable for those working in the east and south of Scotland (Edinburgh, Borders, D&G). The May course will take place in Inverness. Remember places are free to eligible candidates and this would be an excellent course to add to your CPD for revalidation. Please contact Janice.bianchi@gmail.com to secure your place on the masterclass or for further information.

SDNS Team  win BJN Dermatology Team of the Year 2016

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Janice & Barbara collecting  the BJN award  on behalf  of the  team members who work on the  SDNS Masterclass in  Psycho  social aspects of care