North of England
ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE IN CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY
Covid-19: Changes to NEDS programme
Many of us will by now have been asked to rejoin our general medical colleagues in preparing our hospitals for an influx of patients with Covid-19. Knowing many of you personally, and knowing the calibre of trainees in the society, we are confident that you will all contribute enormously to the national effort to manage patients with kindness, vigour and with the necessary expertise. The changes that have taken place in our hospitals in the last weeks just shows what can be achieved when transformation is really essential. It has been profoundly moving to observe clinical and non-clinical staff working together in new ways to make patient care available in a timely and appropriate manner. To those of you who are trawling through patient lists to identify vulnerable patients and who maintain the dermatology service during this period, thank you for your work also.
All NEDS meetings are now postponed by twelve months, hence our next meeting will now be at Middlesbrough on Friday 11th June 2021.
On 12th November 1910, the inaugural meeting of the Manchester Dermatological Society was held under the Presidency of Dr HG Brooke. This Society held regular meetings except during the First World War and always invited dermatologists from other cities in the North of England. Liverpool, Sheffield and Leeds were strongly represented.
In January 1929 it was decided to expand the Society to the North of England Dermatological Society and the first clinical meeting of the new society was held in March of that year.
Since then the NEDS has provided educational clinical meetings in hospitals across the North of England where members have met together to exchange ideas and to discuss cases. Individual meetings are hosted by local organisers and are held in both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals in the region.
NEDS meetings have a reputation for providing informative discussion of rare or treatment resistant dermatological disease in a friendly and collegiate atmosphere. This approach helps to bridge the gap between formal education, clinical guidelines and the coal face of real clinical practice.
Bursaries and Prizes
The North of England Dermatology Society provides travel bursaries for non-consultant members to attend national or international dermatology meetings. Three prizes are awarded annually for the best presentations at NEDS meetings.
Take A Look
The NEDS Council is responsible for the smooth running of the society. Their key responsibility being planning the programme of NEDS events. The Council is formed of volunteers from the society.
The NEDS is a virtually paperless society which keeps it framework for operating as straightforward as possible.