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 has now been rolled out to all GP locations.
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.
For more information click here: Dermicus Teledermatology Platform
Early evaluation of this project had shown that referral times were reduced where Dermicus was used. Feedback from patients has been wholly positive.
If you would like to know more about implementing Dermicus in your area please contact the project team via Turtle.Sarah@wessexahsn.net