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Guidelines should say how much extra time is needed for each patient to implement them

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 06 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p285
  1. Ashish Sharma, consultant dermatologist,
  2. Sandeep Varma, consultant dermatologist,
  3. Zahra Moledina, specialty registrar in dermatology,
  4. Ashwatha Rabindranathnambi, specialty registrar in dermatology
  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. ashish.sharma{at}

Data from a study we published in 2022 confirm the assertion by Johansson and colleagues that implementing guidelines requires extra clinic time.1 2

Following concerns about the recent cutaneous squamous cell …

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