Online clinic on skin conditions 2015
From 14 - 18 September 2015 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Acne PSP, BAD, British Skin Foundation, Skin Deep and The Psoriasis Association to present an Online clinic on skin conditions. The clinic is now only open for viewing.
Clinical experts answered questions on issues surrounding eczema, sensitive & dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and many other skin conditions.
Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.
Epaderm, from Mölnlycke Health Care sponsored the Twitter chat on 16 September 2015. Click here for further information.
Acne Priority Setting Partnership
The Acne Priority Setting Partnership was set up to bring together on a level playing field people with acne and those who treat them to first identify and then prioritise unanswered questions about the treatment of acne. The partnership, which is funded by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network and the Society for Academic Primary Care, is being co-ordinated from the Department of Dermatology at Harrogate District Hospital where consultant dermatologist and leading acne expert, Dr Alison Layton, and her team are based. It is overseen by a Steering Group comprising patient representatives, people who treat acne and experts chosen for their ability to help with specific tasks. The Steering Group is chaired by Lester Firkins, OBE, of the James Lind Alliance which pioneered the interactive process of priority setting that has now become an established part of the National Institute of Health Research’s evidence gathering to justify where research funds are targeted
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. It works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members.
British Skin Foundation
British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to skin disease research. With more than 8 million people in the UK suffering with some form of skin disease; the BSF aims to fund the research that is vital for a better understanding of the numerous conditions that blight the lives of so many. Since its inception the British Skin Foundation has funded more than 250 research projects with a total value of over 8 Million pounds. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.
Skin Deep Behind the Mask (SDBM) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting sufferers of all types of skin diseases by helping to manage their condition and symptoms. It also aims to inform and raise awareness of the difficulties skin disease patients face and the impact it can have on their families and loved ones.
The Psoriasis Association
- To raise awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,
- To provide information, advice and support to those whose lives are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and;
- To promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis and to publish and disseminate the results of that research.