Vacancy arising for a Scottish Representative on the BSCA Committee

6 May 2023

The BSCA would like to announce that in October 2023 Cathy Green will be stepping down from the role as one of the two Scottish Representatives on the BSCA committee.

We thank her for her invaluable contribution to the BSCA.

Sharizan Abdul Ghaffar has been proposed as a successor, to be voted on at the AGM June 2023.

Any other expressions of interest with 2 proposers, who are Sottish members of the BSCA should be forwarded to the president of the BSCA

Proposal to formalise the position of audit and publications lead for the BSCA

6 May 2023

We are indebted to Deirdre Buckley for her sterling work and huge contribution to audit and publications for the BSCA committee. It is proposed a change in the constitution to reflect this, and formalise this role, to be voted on at the AGM June 2023.

Open Access to BSCA allergen PILs in standard series – plus addition of tocopherol and octocrylene in facial series

17 April 2023

The BSCA is pleased to announce that their patient information leaflets on the allergens in the standard series is now open access to anyone viewing the website.

We would encourage you to not only continue to use the PILs but to please let your colleagues and trainees who are not members know they can access the standard series. Do encourage them to apply to join us to access the remainder: PILs for the facial and medicament series remain  accessible for members only.

With thanks to Phillipa Cousens and colleagues for designing a PIL for octocrylene and tocopherol, now uploaded in the facial series PILs.



Dermatologists reiterate artificial nails warning and risk of at-home kits

15 April 2023

Dr Deirdre Buckley on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) on BBC Breakfast,  and a radio broadcast 13/4/23 , and news article reiterated its warning regarding allergic reactions linked to artificial nails following a number of high-profile reports. The BAD first issued a warning about these products in 2018, following reports of a steep rise in cases of allergic skin reactions linked to (meth)acrylate chemicals in these products.

Here is the BAD link.

on BBC iplayer: 8.59 am 13/4/23


90% Discount on Contact Dermatitis

6 April 2023

Dear colleagues who are ESCD members:

A discount code is now available so as to order the paper Contact Dermatitis Journal for 2023 (12 issues) with a 90% discount. This is for ESCD members only. The discount code is available from John Crumpton (   I have just used it and ordered 12 issues for USD 132.71.


Best wishes





Announcement: Mabs Chowdhury, appointed as Honorary Professor at Cardiff University

9 March 2023

“We are delighted to announce that Mabs Chowdhury, MBChB, FRCP, PFHEA, President of the British Association of Dermatologists has been awarded the position of Honorary Professor at Cardiff University. This is a tremendous achievement. We give him our heartfelt congratulations, and give thanks additionally for his contributions as a committee member of the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy”.

15th Cutaneous Allergy Annual Update Hybrid Meeting, WEDNESDAY 29th March 2023

24 January 2023

Dr Mabs Chowdhury , President, British Association of Dermatologists, Consultant Dermatologist and Cutaneous Allergy Lead  Cardiff University has kindly forwarded for the attention of BSCA members  the 15th Cutaneous Allergy Annual Update Hybrid Meeting, WEDNESDAY 29th March 2023


Please see the meetings section for the full programme, registration details and speaker bios.

1-2pm   LUNCH and Pharmaceutical exhibition for F2F attendees

2-5pm F2F and Hybrid Meeting

BSCA Training 3 Day Training Course : Save the date

24 January 2023

Save the date: 8-10/5/23

Plans are in progress to hold the first face-to-face training course in contact dermatitis since the COVID pandemic in Manchester.

Further details in due course

Save the date: BSCA Update Course 29th to 30th September 2023

24 January 2023

Save the date: British Society of Cutaneous Allergy Update Course Friday 29th to Saturday 30th September 2023.

Venue and Program TBC.

Registration details pending

Dr Deirdre Buckley: RCP Triennial Bisset Hawkins Award

7 November 2022

Dr Deirdre Buckley and her husband, Dr William Phillips

Dr Mabs Chowdhury, Dr Deirdre Buckley and Dr Tanya Bleiker (more…)