2022 Annual Report Dermatology

The aim of our group is to promote research into the diagnosis and management of the skin problems commonly seen in primary care, through networking, collaboration, and on-line discussion.

As in previous years, the focus of the group’s activity has been its annual meeting in London, on 20th January 2023.  It was hosted at the British Association of Dermatologists.  It was attended by Charan Singh Thandi (Chair), Matthew Ridd, Olivia Allen, Rosalind Simpson, Kim Thomas, Esther Burden-Teh, Karlijn Van Halewijn, Miriam Santer, Paul Leighton, Laura Howells, Fiona Cowdell, Amanda Roberts, Iain Maidment, Aviël Ragamin, Nick Francies, Renske Schappi, Louise Clarke, Hannah Wainman, Sara Brown, Ingrid Muller, Jane Harvey, Owain Jones.  There were 15 presentations, with discussion, covering: a range of common primary care skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, cellulitis, pharmacy updates, lichen sclerosis and more), at a variety of stages (proposals, updates on current trials, submissions made for funding, and recently completed).

The group currently has many members on the email list from a variety of clinical backgrounds of which ~15 are active in primary care dermatology research.  It is affiliated to the Clinical Research Network Dermatology Specialty Group.  As well as being notified of the annual meeting and any other topics of interest, group members also receive frequent updates of primary-care relevant research publications which is provided by Matthew Ridd.

New members are always welcome, especially researchers outside of the UK.  The group benefits from a strong relationship with the Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology and is always looking for ways to support the development of research relevant to primary care through partner organisations.

We will provisionally next meet in January 2024 in London. As of October 2023, the running of the group will be handed over to Matthew Ridd.  Charan would like to say a big thank you to Matt Ridd for both his supervision and guidance in chairing the group over the past few years and his ongoing commitment to the group since its inception in 2011.

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