The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity established in 1920 which works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK. It advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members. The BAD works with many other organisations to achieve its aims of supporting patients and improving standards. These include Patient Support Groups, Special Interest Groups, International Dermatology Groups and the Medical Royal Colleges.