Dr Jonathan Bowling is an experienced medical educator and believes passionately in passing on his knowledge and skills to other health professionals to improve the diagnosis of skin cancer.
He has been a pioneer in the field of dermoscopy, introducing training courses that give UK GPs, dermatologists and plastic surgeons the skills to use dermoscopy techniques to diagnose skin cancer. He ran his first course back in 2002 and since then, over 2000 health professionals have benefited from his teaching. Over 60% of all British dermatologists have now attended one of his courses and these are now recognised as important within the curriculum for dermatology specialist training in the UK.
His results are reliable and proven to enhance significantly diagnostic accuracy for melanoma. This is a cost-effective strategy for any hospital, GP surgery or clinic as it reduces unnecessary surgery and, of course, of great value to patients.
The current course content reflects all recent changes and updates in guidelines for best practice and Dr Bowling regularly reviews content and delivery in response to feedback from doctors who have attended.
“Possibly the best course I have attended in 20 years as a GP. Well organised, great communication & highly relevant, a real eye opener”
Dr P Bower, General Practitioner, UK
“If Carlsberg did courses it would be the ‘Dermoscopy Course for Plastic Surgeons’. This course has been extraordinarily useful and beneficial – thanks very much.”
Mr Andy Pay, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, UK
“The standard of teaching on this course is excellent. This is a very relevant skill for all GP’s, Plastics surgeons and dermatologists and should be a fundamental part of training for all practitioners who regularly excise skin lesions.”
Ms Nina Muirhead, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, UK
Booking a course
Dr Bowling arranges and runs training courses in the UK and throughout Europe. He also lectures on more general aspects of diagnosing skin cancer.
Any GP or consultant whose practice involves looking at skin lesions would benefit from dermoscopy training.
- Consultant dermoscopy training: Dr Bowling has provided bespoke training sessions on dermoscopy for NHS hospitals. Bespoke courses can be arranged – please contact Dr Bowling for details.
- GP dermoscopy training: courses can also be arranged at individual surgeries or by Clinical Commissioning Groups. Providing GPs with the skills to diagnose melanoma more accurately saves many unnecessary referrals to secondary care and means faster treatment for those patients who do have melanoma. Dr Bowling’s courses have been very well received in many GP practices in the South of England and more recently by the West Leicestershire CCG.
- Plastic surgeon dermoscopy training: for four years now Dr Bowling has organised The Annual International Dermoscopy Course for Plastic Surgeons. Published evidence demonstrates that this course increases the diagnostic accuracy of plastic surgeons. Plastic surgeons from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and now Australia have attended his courses.