The Dermatology Specialty Group is one of 23
Specialty Groups which provide national networks
of topic-specific expertise. These groups are key to
the success of the CCRN. They work at both national
and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of
research within their specialties. This means ensuring
that studies are delivered to target and on time.
The remit of the Dermatology Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of high quality research studies relating to skin disease. As over 1,000 skin diseases have been described, the potential topic coverage of the Dermatology Specialty Group portfolio is very wide and includes:
- Common chronic skin diseases such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma (working in close liaison with the NIHR National Cancer Research Network)
- Skin infections such as herpes simplex, warts, impetigo and fungal infections like athlete’s foot
- Skin disorders where genetics plays a major role
- Rare skin diseases.
We recommend this link to watch Jason and Colette's video.
Hear all about Jason's research journey as he talks about his role in a study that improved his Psoriasis and listen to Colette's account of further involvement in research, as a Patient and Public Representative for the Dermatology Specialty Group.
The Dermatology Specialty Group also takes the lead on research studies relating to wounds such as venous ulcers and pressure ulcers.
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