A collection of useful links to other websites including organisations supporting skin related problems, overseas medical websites and patient organisations.
Organisations supporting skin related problems
The British Association of Dermatologists is the central and long-established association of practising UK dermatologists, with an aim to continually improve the treatment and understanding of skin disease.
The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) offer an independent speciality group of nurses and healthcare professionals with an interest in dermatology.
Affiliated to the British Association of Dermatologists the PCDS is the leading national society for GPs with a special interest in dermatology and reflects the growing importance that GPs are attaching to this speciality.
The Section of Dermatology in Cardiff is an international centre for dermatology research and teaching.
The Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema (NSGCCE) is a collaboration between dermatology experts from The University of Nottingham, NHS and carers of children with eczema; it provides support and information for families touched by eczema, mainly through web-based media.
The aim of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN) is to conduct high-quality, multi centre, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that answer questions of importance to clinicians and patients.
Overseas medical professional sites
The American Academy of Dermatology is committed to excellence in patient care, medical and public education, research, professionalism and member service and support.
DermNet is the website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated and aims to present authoritative facts about the skin for consumers and health professionals.
The SkinCare Guide’s aim is to educate both patients and physicians about skin conditions and their treatments. The information is peer-reviewed by a medical advisory board.
Other patient organisations
The Association aims to improve life for those involved with eczema, through community representation and education.
EFA is a European network of patient organisations set up to serve the needs and safeguard the rights of patients and their carers.
Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
The National Eczema Association improves the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education.
The Foundation has been created to relieve suffering from leg ulcers and associated conditions. It also seeks to further advance education in all aspects of leg health among sufferers, carers, the general public and the healthcare professions.
Other useful sites
The NHS child-centred health and hospital resource, supporting teenagers, children and their families on general health and hospital matters.
The website was created by Dr Jeanne Louw to help readers understand eczema better and to develop a birds-eye-view of the subject. All the articles on the website are and will be written by dermatologists.
A website dedicated to people with eczema and their carers with information and discussion board.
HouseDustMite.com offers information, products and research into the impact of house dust mite allergens.
NHS Direct is at the forefront of 24-hour healthcare by delivering telephone and e-health information services day and night direct to the public.
The National Skin Centre (NSC) is an outpatient specialist dermatological centre with a team of dermatologists who have the experience and expertise to treat every skin condition.
The missions of the Department of Dermatology are: patient care, education and research.
The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease. The authors do this by writing evidence-based information leaflets on a wide range of medical and health topics.
Information, advice and support for pompholyx sufferers
The register looks to regulate the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the UK.
A personal account from one parent of dealing with her baby's severe eczema from using creams, alternative medicine to allergy testing and specialist clothing.
An online flower ordering service where a percentage of sales goes to charity.
An online community for practitioners and patients on eczema treatment.
The Integrated Respiratory & Allergy Care Pathway Project aims to improve the patient pathway for all children with allergic conditions by earlier recognition, accurate diagnosis and effective management.
Commercially run sites
Comfortable clothing for those with eczema, allergies and sensitive skin.
An information and support site for eczema sufferers and their families.
A website providing a platform for everyone who uses a wheelchair or has limited mobility to ensure everything is accessible.