Early detection of melanoma is crucial for disease prognosis and survival rate. The expertise of dermatologists should be accessible for the General Practitioners (GPs) within the first patient encounter. The Primary Care Innovations Programme has partnered with Gnosco (Owner of Dermicus) to implement and evaluation the Dermicus teledermatology Platform across all GP locations on the Isle of Wight. This started in Summer 2019 and will have rolled out to all GP locations by 2020.
The system includes a mobile phone, an application, a dermatoscope, Dermicus mobile application and web platform. The GP uses mobile Teledermoscopy to send clinical data and images through Dermicus mobile application to the web platform. The dermatologists analyse the data on the platform and produce a standardised clinical report. Through this secure platform the GP can easily get access to diagnosis and clinical recommendations for patients.