Intended for healthcare professionals

NICE guideline on eczema care: achieve best practice

Eczema accounts for approximately 30% of general practice dermatology consultations, yet most healthcare professionals receive little or no relevant dermatological training. This professional knowledge gap often cascades into the community, causing confusion, anxiety, frustration and guilt among carers and patients. When considered together, the social, emotional and financial effects appear greater for a family looking after a child with moderate to-severe eczema than for a family caring for a child with type 1 diabetes.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(2): 16–19
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