In some parts of England dermatological care is provided by specialist community dermatology nurses. This article seeks to explore their role against a background of organisational change which is being driven by political and financial imperatives. This will be put in context by a brief examination of the history and functioning of the English health service.
Rebecca Penzer, RN, MSc, PGDip, BSc, Norfolk Community Health and Care, Nottingham, United Kingdom, and Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
The author has declared no conflict of interest.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Rebecca Penzer, RN, MSc, PGDip, BSc, Norfolk Community Health and Care, St. James, Extons Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5NU, United Kingdom. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org