Participating doctors doubtful on skin check service

Even doctors taking part in a pharmacy skin cancer check service have doubts about its accuracy and efficacy, a senior AMA official claims.

As previously reported, AMA NSW president Dr Saxon Smith publically criticised skin cancer checks offered by Guardian, Amcal and Chemmart pharmacies, and said they were not suitable locations for identifying skin cancers.

The various screening services involve pharmacy staff photographing a spot, with the images then forwarded to doctors working at skin cancer clinics for further