Barts Health NHS Trust - itchy scars


Scars can appear anywhere on the body and are usually as a result of a wound or injury, they can also develop as a consequence of a skin condition such as acne and chicken pox. Scars are extremely common and can affect a person mentally and physically. 

Barts Health NHS teamed up with talkhealth to offer our community the chance to put their itchy scars questions to experts Mr. Ioannis Goutos, Professor Simon Myers, Clinical Nurse Specialist Daren Edwards and Clinical Nurse Specialist Flordelyn Selim. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

Medical Experts

  • Mr Daren Edwards


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  • Mr Ioannis Goutos

    FRCSEd(Plast), MSc Burn Care

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  • Professor Simon Myers

    Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

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  • Flordelyn Selim, BSN RN

    Scar Management Clinical Nurse Specialist

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