Setting Up a Psychodermatology Services
Commissioners may erroneously perceive psychodermatology services as costly and
therefore reluctant to fund them. This chapter identifies examples of best practice within the
current provision of psychodermatology services in the UK that could be rolled-out more
widely. It aims to demonstrate how NHS service providers can configure their services to be
resource efficient and clinically efficacious.
As earlier highlighted, primary and secondary care practitioners need to be supported with
adequate training in dermatology, input from specialist mental health practitioners, and
available referral pathways. To establish effective psychodermatology services these factors
need to be addressed at the onset.