I got elderly medicine twice and Dermo (which was just full of elderly people with foot & leg ulcers) in my CFP, it's ridiculous!
(as written by Balloonatic).
Balloonatic, it seems to me that almost every other thread on this board pertains to British nurses asking how to make up hours in various specialities they haven't done, in order to work in the US. Perhaps a thorough search would help you.
I take exception to your virtual dismissal of elderly care and dermatology as being of no importance. You will find, as you go through your nursing career that the demographic of the countries in which you wish to work is that there are more mature people than young. Indeed you will not be young forever yourself. Also, if you found that dermatology was 'full of elderly people with foot and leg ulcers' then you did not make the most of your placement. The skin is the largest organ of the body and virtually everyone will have a skin problem at some time in their lives. Some of these are acute and life threatening.
Just my two penn'orth. I get sick of young students dismissing elderly care and also dermatology. Both these areas are just as great to work in as the areas seen as more 'exciting'.