123869 - Clinical Audit: Scaling back psoriasis
- : Online
This clinical audit will allow you to review your current management of patients with psoriasis, and compare it with best practice guidelines.
It will help update your knowledge on new treatment options available in psoriasis management and clinical benefits of combination products where necessary. There is also a focus on step-wise treatment plans for patients with sub-optimal control of psoriasis.
Focus areas: psoriasis, dermatology, skin, clinical audit, disease, rash, skin diseases, chronic
Psoriasis is a systemic disease, associated with an increased risk of various co-morbidities, low quality of life and high prevalence of psychological difficulties. Despite these facts, the condition is less than optimally treated, reflected in high levels of patient dissatisfaction with therapy results.
Psoriasis occurs in many forms, but by far the most common type of psoriasis is the chronic plaque type (up to 90% of presentations), also known as psoriasis vulgaris or chronic plaque psoriasis. It is prevalent in up to 2-3% of the adult population.
The role of the GP is central in care of patients with this complex condition, including coordinating dermatologist and pharmacist advice. It is important for the GP to give a dermatologist appropriate feedback on the outcomes of therapy for an individual patient, especially when systemic and biologic prescriptions are initiated and followed.