Make skin visible in Election 2020

ISF calls on voters affected by skin conditions to ‘Make Skin Visible’ in Election 2020 Election 2020 will be held on 8th February. Over the next few days and weeks your election candidates will be calling to your home to ask for your support. This is a great opportunity to highlight the need for more […]

A plan for waiting times? HSE publishes Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019

In an effort to tackle waiting times the HSE has published the Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019 which specifically identifies dermatology for extra resources. This move may help people with psoriasis, HS, atopic eczema, skin lesions and many other skin conditions access care more quickly. Under the plan the HSE intends to increase total number […]

Sharp rise in hospital waiting times for people with skin disorders

The government and HSE leadership must resource hospitals adequately to deal with predicted demand Hospital waiting times for dermatology patients are now the fourth-longest, after ENT, Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology, according to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). “The waiting time situation has sharply disimproved in the past 14 months”, according to the ISF’s […]

Wait to wait: Dermatology Services at Temple Street Children’s Hospital

The ISF is extremely concerned that new GP patient referrals, seeking access to dermatology services at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, are now being added to an additional waiting list due to a lack of specialist medical capacity at the hospital. Dermatology referrals into Temple Street now fall into one of three categories: urgent cases, cases […]