MySkinSelfie is available for anyone to use for skin monitoring. The app is free to download. It has been registered with the MHRA. It is listed on the NHSX digital playbooks for Dermatology https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/key-tools-and-info/digital-playbooks/dermatology-digital-playbook/patient-facing-app-for-skin-self-monitoring-and-image-sharing-with-clinicians/ .
We are currently in the process of applying for asseessment under the new NHSX Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC).
The Microsoft Azure cloud is our cloud storage partner and all images are fully encrypted in the cloud. The data is held in UK based data centres.
Patients can use MySkinSelfie for self-monitoring and also for remote communication with their Doctor. By using the share function a patient can give their Doctor access to their image cloud allowing remote tele-dermatology consultations to take place. The system can also be useful for district nurses, dentists, podiatry etc.
The MySkinSelfie platoform is currently undergoing an internal review to bring all of the IG and software up to date and into full compliance with NHSX DTAC standards. The long term aim remains that NHS and private clinics will be able to apply to use the SkinSelfie Platform to securely receive consented images from their patients. Images can be downloaded as automatically labelled folders of jpegs or as a PDF summary document. Currently, the system is not available to any new clinics.
In Newcastle we use MySkinSelfie in the NHS in a number of situations
- Mole monitoring
- Monitoring of treatment response
- Triage of skin lesions prior to hospital appointments
- Remote assessment of psoriasis, acne, hair loss and facial rashes
Over the last 18 months almost 2000 patients have been assessed using MySkinSelfie images and this has made a major contribution to our pandemic recovery.
We have produced this patient information leaflet to help patients to understand how MySkinSelfie works and how it may help them to manage their skin problem: My Skin Selfie - Leaflet jan 2021 Version 4