Community Partnerships

Choosing Wisely

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is pleased to partner with Choosing Wisely Australia®, an initiative of NPS MedicineWise.

This initiative brings the community together to improve the quality of healthcare by considering tests, treatments, and procedures where evidence shows they provide no benefit or, in some cases, lead to harm.

The College has developed 5 recommendations for clinicians and consumers on urticaria, distorted toenails and appropriate use of antibiotics in leg cellulitis, epidermal cysts and acne.

View ACD recommendations

Medicine X

Medicine X is an initiative that explains medical information to patients – in their own language, at their own level.

Psoriasis Xplained is a free, innovative digital resource that explains complicated information about psoriasis to patients and their families through storytelling.

Psoriasis Xplained was developed by Medicine X in collaboration with College, Psoriasis Australia and Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc, and supported by Novartis.  It is available as an app or online at

Visit YouTube to watch a video about living with psoriasis and how Psoriasis Xplained can help.