Useful Links

Support groups

Local support groups
There are several local support groups for patients with several skin diseases which meet regularly in the RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne.

These include:

Paediatric eczema support group
Please contact Marion Macpherson or Jenny Underhill on 0191 282 0400


Gorlin’s support group
This meets four times per year and is open to friends and family too.
Please contact sharon Ward on 0191 282 9653


National support groups
Information on support groups for a long list of skin problems is available at

Links to other skin organisations and charities

National eczema society –
British skin foundation –

National organisations

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) website has plenty of useful information, including patient information leaflets. See

Funding Skin Disease Research in North Eastern England.