These patient information leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the BAD to help you understand more about a particular skin condition. They inform you what the condition is, what causes it, what can be done about it and where you can find out more information about it. Where possible, they advise you on what you can do yourself on a day-to-day basis to help with your skin condition. For PILs on a particular treatment for skin conditions, they inform you what it is, how it works, how it is used to treat skin conditions and where you can find out more information about the treatment.

Translations of our PILs may be produced using third-party providers such as Google Translate and  DeepL Translator. Please note that the BAD has not tested and is not responsible for the accuracy of the translations produced using these platforms.

Please note:

  • The offer to provide details of source materials used to inform our PILs is for instances where the advice provided in the PILs does not reflect local practice and therefore evidence supporting said advice needs to be requested. It is not an offer to conduct literature searches or supply bibliographic materials for your own research.
  • There are literally thousands of different skin conditions, therefore, our focus for PILs production is on the most common or debilitating skin conditions.

In addition to our Patient Information Leaflets, you may find that the following reputable dermatology organisations have information which you find helpful. They are separate from the BAD so have not been checked by us for accuracy and relevance to the UK NHS.

The Primary Care Dermatology Society

DermNet NZ