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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Bowens Disease

Checked: 23-10-2017 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 23-10-2018

Principles of Management

No local guidelines have been developed.

Local clinicians recommend the Bowen's Disease clinical guidance provided by the Primary Care Dermatology Society. Please always refer to the BNSSG Formulary for the latest prescribing guidance.


If uncertainty then an excision or biopsy in primary care can confirm the diagnosis. If not available in primary care this can be done in the primary care dermatology service where available. Alternatively advice can be obtained via the teledermatology service.

Red Flags

If SCC is suspected then refer under the 2WW rule.