Useful websites, further reading and support groups

Useful websites

NHS Choices: http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/skin/Pages/Skinhome.aspx
NHS Choices is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare. The service is intended to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services in England when you need them.

UK National Eczema Society: www.eczema.org/
The National Eczema Society has two principal aims: firstly to provide people with independent and practical advice about teaching and managing ezcema; secondly to raise awareness of the needs of those with ezcema with healthcare professionals, teachers and the government.

British Dermatology Association Patient Information Leaflets: www.bad.org.uk//site/578/default.aspx
The British Association of Dermatologists is the professional organisation for Trainee, Consultant and Non-Consultant Career Grade (NCCG) dermatologists in the UK and Eire.

New Zealand Dermatological Society Patient Information: http://dermnetnz.org/patient-information.html
DermNet is the website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. They aim to present authoritative facts about the skin for patients and health professionals.

Skin Help: www.skinhelp.co.uk/
SkinHelp was formed to offer a unique reference point on treating and coping with skin problems. This site was specifically designed to give readers a comprehensive collection of expertly written articles on the subject of skin.

Further reading

Dermatology related healthcare costs: Help with health costs (PDF - 276kb)
Should you need help with health care costs to pay for items such as wigs and fabric support please click on the above link to read the information titled 'Help with health costs'

Support groups

British Association of Dermatology: Dermatology patient support groups (PDF - 51kb)
The British Association of Dermatology has provided the above leaflet detailing support groups throughout the UK for a range of dermatological conditions.
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