Dermatologists in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021, by staff grade
Skin cancer on the rise
In the last twenty years the rate of skin cancer diagnoses has significantly increased in England. In 2018, 306.1 men and 197.2 women per 100,000 population were newly diagnosed with skin cancer. This represents almost a doubling in the incidence of skin cancer in both genders since the year 2000.
In 2017, approximately 104.7 million units of skin products were sold in Great Britain. Medicated skincare made up most of the sales, with 25.3 million units sold, followed by dry skin treatments at 19.1 million units. The number of units sold in 2017 translated into a sales value of 89.3 million and 91.4 million British pounds for medicated skincare and dry skin treatment respectively.