The Senior Skin Group evolved from the “Special Interest Group for Skin Disease in the Elderly”, which was formed in 2003. In 2018, we are changing our name to the British Society for Geriatric Dermatology as this title better fits our organisation. We are a non-profit making organisation, affiliated to the British Association of Dermatologists. Membership is open to any health professional with an interest in the skin diseases which affect older adults
Our aims are to stimulate interest in and understanding of the skin conditions of later life. We do this by providing educational activities such as study days with talks by experts in the field and running an annual essay competition for junior doctors and specialist nurses. Committee members are frequent contributors to educational events run by other professional organisations.
Please note that we are unable to respond to individual queries about skin problems. Please consult your GP or dermatologist.
Further information on skin diseases can be found on the website of the British Association of Dermatologists http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public
There is a brief guide to caring for elderly skin here
For information on the 2018 prize essay competition click here
Please take a look at our annual report.
Membership applications can be made online on the website of the British Association of Dermatologists by clicking here This system is undergoing some changes. In case of difficulty, please go to the public site via