5 Modifications to usual care

5 Modifications to usual care

5.1 If necessary, only continue core services, including:

  • dermatology department advice lines

  • essential parenteral day-case treatment

  • blood tests for drug monitoring where necessary

  • services for urgent inpatient and outpatient review (both new and follow up)

  • facilities to enable face-to-face review to manage disease flares and complications of therapy.

5.2 Provide acute and emergency dermatology advice to GPs to avoid unnecessary emergency department attendances and admissions, using advice and guidance services and teletriage where possible.

5.3 Think about pooling resources with other specialities and NHS trusts to provide services such as drug monitoring and telephone and email advice.