Diagnosis and Management of Common Rashes

Education & Events

Diagnosis and Management of Common Rashes

Event Summary

Aimed to give GPs & Allied Health Professionals a greater understanding of identifying common rashes and when referrals are necessary.

Thursday, 19 September
12:30 - 14:00
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Dr Stephen Hayes
Dr Stephen Hayes
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 12:15 session runs 12:30 to 14:00 

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


Aimed at GPs & Allied Health Professionals in Primary Care. This session aims to give delegates a greater understanding of identifying common rashes and when referrals are necessary.


It is thought that skin problems make up to 20% of GPs' clinical work load but barely 1% of their training (if that). The subject can be intimidating, with over 1,000 known rashes (maybe 4,000 if all variants are considered) but it can be simplified for the working GP by taking a systematic approach and concentrating on the five common skin problems. These are: eczema/dermatitis in all it's forms, psoriasis, infections (fungal, bacterial, viral and infestations), acne and urticaria. The GP who is confident with these 5 everyday skin disease groups will do very well indeed, and it is not that difficult if you understand the basic underlying disease principles and a few simple rules.

Common rashes will be considered with a brief look at the underlying biology, history and examination and rational therapeutic approaches. Uncommon variants, special cases and when to refer will be discussed. The occasional skin emergency needing urgent referral will also be considered, and educational resources mentioned. This presentation will be freely available to learners as a PDF for private study.

You may also be interested in attending Dr Hayes other sessions:

Basic Skin Lesion Recognition without a Dermoscope - For GPs & AHPs on Thursday, 10 October

Basic Skin Lesion Recognition with a Dermoscope - For GPs & AHPs on Wednesday, 27 November

We will be recording this session and it will be available, at a cost of £25 for members of Wessex LMCs and £55 for non members, for a limited time by clicking here

If you attend the course the recording will be available after the event, free of charge on this web page NB: you must have been marked down as attending, and be logged on to the website to view the file. 

Event Speakers & Trainers

Dr Stephen Hayes
Dr Stephen Hayes
Associate Specialist in Dermatology

Dr Stephen Hayes was a GP in Southampton for 20 years, one of the first GPwSIs and since 2013 has worked at the Royal South Hants hospital exclusively doing skin lesion diagnostics. He has taught dermatology for the last two decades all over the British Isles, independently and with the PCDS, BMA, International Dermoscopy Society, the Primary Care Surgical Association of Ireland, and for UHS. Stephen has travelled to Australia and New Zealand to learn from expert skin cancer GPs there and is active with the International Dermoscopy Society. He blogs about skin lesion diagnostics here and has an e-book out on Amazon Kindle 'Skin Cancer Diagnosis Made Easy'. He is retiring soon so this might be the last chance to hear him present!

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £60.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


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