Here's what happened at the th+ expert coffee morning with Julie Van Onselen

We always look forward to our monthly expert coffee mornings, but we were so excited to learn about all things skin from dermatology expert Julie Van Onselen in May. On top of our usual catch-up, Julie was on hand as last month’s coffee morning expert to offer her advice on dry skin, remedies and all things sensitivity! If you missed the event, don’t worry, we’ve condensed all of Julie’s pearls of wisdom into this article!

Each year, 54% of the UK's population are affected by skin disease. From psoriasis and eczema to allergic reactions and skin cancer, over 2,000 skin diseases are recognised by healthcare practitioners. We know that lots of our members are affected by skin conditions, and because of the vast range of skin problems, you can find it hard to pinpoint your symptoms. 

That's why we invited Julie Van Onselen to host our monthly expert coffee morning this May. Having worked in dermatology for 30 years, it's safe to say that she has one of the firmest grips on the sometimes confusing corner of healthcare. On top of providing specialised clinical dermatology care, Julie also provides further education courses to healthcare professionals and supports skin-dedicated charities. 

On the call, Julie says: “I like to be practical and pragmatic and not blind people with science!” And she did just that!