Try a free sample of Zeroderm® ointment and raise money for the Psoriasis Association…
10th March 2014
Would you like to try an emollient ointment and also raise money for the Psoriasis Association?
Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) Approve Stelara for Use in Psoriatic Arthritis…
10th March 2014
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has completed its assessment of the use of Stelara (Ustekinumab) and advises NHS Boards and Area Drug and Therapeutic Committees (ADTCs) on its use in Scotland.
Daily Mail Covers Unavailable Coal Tars…
5th March 2014
The Psoriasis Association has been asked to comment on the increasing unavailability of topical coal tars
British Journal of Dermatology February Plain Language Summaries …
21st February 2014
February's plain language summaries are now available from the prestigious journal
Campaign to Highlight Working with a Visible Condition…
10th February 2014
Changing Faces wants to hear about the highs and lows of working or finding a job when you have a visible condition
The British London 10K Run - 2014…
28th January 2014
Places are still up for grabs!
Skin Camouflage Service Taken Over by Changing Faces
The British Red Cross has long been a provider of skin comfouflage products and training, often life-changing to those with a visible skin condition. It was decided in 2011 that this service no longer fitted with the Red Cross' strategic direction and other priorities and so, to ensure the survival of the invaluable service, they have transferred the work to Changing Faces.
The following is from a statement from the British Red Cross:
The Red Cross has been working closely with Changing Faces, the leading not-for-profit organisation supporting and campaigning on behalf of people with conditions that affect their appearance, to agree the transfer of the skin camouflage service and both organisations are really delighted to have found such a good fit for this exceptional work. Within Changing Faces, the service has an exciting future as a key aspect of the range of provision in a charity where all the work is focussed on the lives and experiences of people with conditions that affect their appearance. It will receive the attention needed to develop to its full potential so offering the best possible service to the beneficiaries and our NHS partners.
We are delighted that almost 100% of the current Red Cross service volunteers have now transferred their skills and experience to Changing Faces ensuring people will continue to receive the same high quality skin camouflage advice they need now and into the future.
The formal transfer to Changing Faces took place on 14 November 2011 and clinics have been phasing over as we continue to work together to ensure a smooth handover both nationally and locally. Changing Faces will have full management responsibility for all skin camouflage clinics and volunteers across the UK from 29 February 2012.
More information may be obtained from the Changing Faces website www.changingfaces.org.uk/Skin-Camouflage or by phoning their dedicated phone number 0300 012 0276.