Revised U.K. guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma 2010


  • Conflicts of interest
    None declared.

  • This is an updated guideline prepared for the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) Clinical Standards Unit, made up of the Therapy & Guidelines Subcommittee (T&G) and the Audit & Clinical Standards Subcommittee (A&CS). Members of the Clinical Standards Unit are: H.K. Bell (Chairman T&G), L.C. Fuller (Chairman A&CS), N.J. Levell, M.J. Tidman, P.D. Yesudian, J. Lear, J. Hughes, A.J. McDonagh, S. Punjabi, N. Morar, S. Wagle (British National Formulary), S.E. Hulley (British Dermatological Nursing Group), K.J. Lyons (BAD Scientific Administrator) and M.F. Mohd Mustapa (BAD Clinical Standards Manager).

  • Guidelines produced in 2002 by the British Association of Dermatologists; reviewed and updated 2009.

  • Guidelines review process
    These guidelines were initially reviewed at a multidisciplinary meeting on 8 November 2007. Those attending were the authors plus:
    Dermatology: V. Doherty, D. Roberts, F. Wojnarowska, H. Bell, D. de Berker, C. Harwood, S. Bailey, R. Barlow, V. Bataille, L. Rhodes
    Surgery: A. Hayes, J. Kenealy, G. Perks, M. Timmins
    Specialist nursing: H. Williams, C. McGarr, M. Sherman, J. Davenport, C. Wheelhouse
    Histopathology: N. Kirkham, H. Rigby, J. Theaker
    Imaging: J. Smith, P. Guest, A. Dancey
    Oncology: N. Steven, P. Patel, A. Goodman, C. Kelly, P. Lawton, A. Dalgleish
    Lay representative: T. Fay
    Palliative care: J. Speakman, F. Calman
    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: N. Summerton
    Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: S. Qureshi
    Primary care: P. Murchie

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    NHS Evidence has accredited the process used by the British Association of Dermatologists to produce guidelines. Accreditation is valid for three years from May 2010 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines development manual (Bell & Ormerod, 2009). More information on accreditation can be viewed at

Jerry Marsden.