Online clinic on skin conditions 2016


From 1 - 30 September 2016 talkhealth teamed up with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Action Against Allergy, BAD, British Skin Foundation, Changing Faces, Psoriasis Shout Out®,  Skin Deep, The Psoriasis Association and Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd, manufacturers of Epaderm Cream and Epaderm Ointment, to present an Online clinic on skin conditions.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

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The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions on issues surrounding eczema, sensitive & dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, scars and many other skin conditions.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here

Medical Experts

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British Skin Foundation spokesperson - FRCP(UK), CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

Dr Jonathan Bowling

Consultant Dermatologist - FRCP

Dr Mark Brewin

Clinical Scientist - BSc (Hons), MSc, MIPEM, PhD

Vanessa Jane Davies

Skin Camouflage and Scar Therapy Consultant - MEWI MFHT LCGI

Professor Brian Diffey


Wendy Green

Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies

Professor Christopher E.M. Griffiths

Consultant Dermatologist MD FRCP FMedSci

Ivon van Heugten

Policy Adviser in Health with Changing Faces

Dr Walayat Hussain

Consultant Dermatologist & Specialist Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Anjali Mahto

Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

Julie Van Onselen

Independent Dermatology Nurse - RGN, RSCN, BA(Hons)

Dr Dev Shah

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Helen Webberley

MBChB MRCGP MFSRH DipGUM DipIPM GP Partner in South Wales and Director of My Web Doctor

Dr Miriam Wittmann

Associate Professor in Inflammatory Diseases

Supporting Partners


Rosacea Twitter Chat

Our Rosacea Twitter Chat included discussions about rosacea symptoms and treatments, psychological effects, and living with rosacea.

Skin Twitter Chat

Our Skin Twitter Chat included discussions around symptoms, treatments and the psychological impact of having skin conditions including eczema, sensitive & dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and scars.


Epaderm from Mölnlycke Health Care, is a rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. Epaderm is highly versatile and can be used directly on the skin, in the bath or as a skin cleanser; providing complete emollient therapy in one product. It is suitable for all ages, including babies.

Developed by dermatologists, Epaderm has no fragrances, colourings or additives, and contains less sensitisers than other brands. It contains yellow soft paraffin, emulsifying wax and liquid paraffin, which deeply moisturise and soften the skin. Epaderm provides a film barrier, which aids moisture retention within the skin.

For more information visit the Epaderm website


Salisbury NHS Foundation

Salisbury District Hospital is managed by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and, as a Foundation Trust, reports to Monitor, the Independent Regulator.

The general range of services provided by the hospital is mainly commissioned by Wiltshire, West Hampshire and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Groups, although other neighbouring Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will commission our services from time to time.

The Trust is also a specialist regional centre for plastic surgery, burns, cleft lip and palate and genetics and provides a specialist service for people across much of southern England who have a spinal cord injury. The Trust has around 470 beds.

Read more about Salisbury NHS Foundation ...

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them.

A national charity founded in 1978, it campaigns for expert diagnosis and treatment to be available to all through the National Health Service and raises funds for vital research into the causes and treatment of allergic illness. Their ‘Find a Doctor’ service provides personalised advice on the nearest allergy specialist and membership benefits include an informative journal three times a year. In addition, information packs and leaflets covering the whole spectrum of allergy-related illness are available.

Read more about Action Against Allergy...


The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) is a charity whose objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of Dermatology. It works with the Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of Dermatology services across all service settings. It is funded by the activities of its Members.

Read more about BAD...

British Skin Foundation

The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. This year the British Skin Foundation turns 20 years old, giving out more than £10 million in grants to over 300 research projects since 1996. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.

Read more about British Skin Foundation...

Changing Faces

Changing Faces began its work in 1992 to help people who have a disfigurement to their body, hands or face to find a way to live the life they want.

We are caring campaigners – caring and empowering in supportive, friendly, positive and inspiring ways, and campaigning in our education and advocacy work by being forthright, informed, counter-cultural and determined.

Read more about Chaging Faces...

Psoriasis Shout Out®

The Psoriasis Shout Out® is led by Professor Chris Griffiths, Director of the Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research. The initiative aims to get people talking about psoriasis (what it is and what it isn’t) and to bring psoriasis patients together with professionals working in the field of psoriasis management and research. The overarching message is a positive one - it is possible to live well with psoriasis.

Read more about Psoriasis Shout Out®...

Skin Deep

Skin Deep Behind the Mask (SDBM) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting sufferers of all types of skin diseases by helping to manage their condition and symptoms. It also aims to inform and raise awareness of the difficulties skin disease patients face and the impact it can have on their families and loved ones.

Read more about Skin Deep...

The Psoriasis Association

The Psoriasis Association is a well-established UK based charity with three aims:-

  • To raise awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,
  • To provide information, advice and support to those whose lives are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and;
  • To promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis and to publish and disseminate the results of that research.

Read more about The Psoriasis Association...