Patient organisations covering atopic conditions (UK)

Allergy UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting those with allergies.

Asthma UK works to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

The British Skin Foundation raises money for research into all types of skin disease and aims to raise awareness of skin diseases in the wider community.

Eczema Outreach Support exists to help families deal with the practical and emotional aspects of having a child with eczema. It runs several clubs for children and young people with eczema.

Professional organisations

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose charitable objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology.

The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) was established in 1989 to offer an independent speciality group of nurses and healthcare professionals with an interest in dermatology.

The British Society for Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD) is an affiliated group of the British Association of Dermatologists and is the only organisation in the UK and Ireland specifically dedicated to Paediatric Dermatology.

The Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) is the leading society for all members of the primary healthcare team with an enthusiasm for dermatology and skin surgery with over 4500 members across the UK.

The purpose of Psychodermatology UK is to raise awareness of the psychosocial impact of skin disease and to promote multi-disciplinary management between dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists.


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Be Part of Research is here to help you find out about health and social care research that is taking place across the UK, and how you can take part.

The Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) conducts independent research into the treatment and prevention of skin disease that is of direct relevance to patients, clinicians and NHS managers.

Searching for studies on eczema (or ‘dermatitis’, as it is generally termed in research studies)? PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

The UK DCTN is a collaborative network of dermatologists, dermatology nurses, health services researchers and patients throughout the UK.

Other websites helpful to patients

This website was designed by the British Association of Dermatologists to provide helpful, impartial information and advice on living with a skin condition.

DermNet NZ was launched in 1996 by a group of Dermatologists from New Zealand. It has become a world-renowned resource of skin disease information.

Information about different conditions, treatments and finding health services near you.

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers. You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.

Patient organisations in other English-speaking countries

Eczema Association Australasia (EAA) is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to eczema sufferers in Australia.

Eczema Association New Zealand (EANZ) is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to eczema sufferers in New Zealand.

The Eczema Society of Canada is dedicated to meeting the needs of those suffering with eczema by providing support, offering education, raising awareness, and supporting research.

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) is a national charity with a mission to support people with skin disorders.

The National Eczema Association (NEA) is the resource and the hub for the millions of Americans who are living with eczema.