About the BDNG

The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) was established in 1989 to offer an independent speciality group of nurses and healthcare professionals with an interest in dermatology.

Aims of the BDNG

The aims of the BDNG are to:

  • Promote the development of the highest standard of care for the patient receiving dermatological care;
  • Promote the development and recognition of the nurse’s role in dermatology, for the benefit of the patient;
  • Promote and support education of nurses for their role in dermatology;
  • Promote and support research into all aspects of dermatology nursing and dermatological nursing care;
  • Provide a source of expertise for nurses facing clinical and managerial challenges in the field of dermatology nursing;
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of developments and knowledge in the field of dermatology nursing.


Membership of the group is open to anyone interested in dermatological nursing upon application.

Registered nurses from the UK and Ireland working in dermatology may apply for Ordinary Membership.

All other health care professionals and overseas nurses may apply for Associate Membership.

Associate members are unable to vote on changes to the BDNG Constitution.
Read more about BDNG Membership

Membership Benefits

  • A copy of the journal Dermatological Nursing quarterly
  • Practice Development Awards
  • Travel awards
  • Reduced registration fee at the BDNG Annual Conference
  • Reduced registration fee at BDNG Regional Meetings
  • Access to member’s only section of website
  • Regular email alerts


Annual Subscription is only £20

  • Committee
    President Rebecca Penzer Hick
    President Elect vacant until 2019
    Secretary Carrie Wingfield
    Secretary Elect Lucy Moorhead
    Treasurer Sarah Copperwheat
    Journal Clinical Editor Polly Buchanan
    Editorial Board Chair Kathy Radley
    Research Support Group Chair Polly Buchanan
  • Sub Groubs
    Aesthetics Isabel Lavers
    Biologics Jenny Carolan and Lisa McGovern
    Community Dermatology Lynne Skrine
    Contact Dermatitis Vacant
    Non Medical Prescribing Clive Tubbs
    Paediatrics Karen Pett
    Photodermatology Helen West
    Practical Management Ann Joy
    Psychodermatology Barbara Page, MBE
    Skin Cancer Saskia Reeken
    Skin Surgery Di Rolland
  • Regional Representatives
    Ireland Sheila Ryan
    Scotland Polly Buchanan
    Wales VACANT
    England – north VACANT
    England – south Sarah Copperwheat
  • Staff
    Operations Manager Susan Maguire
    Educational Development Nurse Julia Wheeler
    Administrator and Events Co-ordinator Amanda Elliott