- Critical care
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Infectious Diseases
- Mental Health
- Metabolic and Endocrine
- Musculoskeletal Health
- Neuroprogressive and Dementia
- Oral and Dental
- Primary Care
- Regenerative Medicine
- Reproductive Health and Childbirth
- Trauma and Emergencies
Our role is to support the delivery of high-quality clinical research in Dermatology and manage participant recruitment to time and target, both for Dermatology studies which are led from Scotland, and studies led by other nations which Scottish sites are participating in. We provide support in the following areas:
- Managing the study portfolio record
- Monitoring the attainment of recruitment targets
- Providing advice on study design and feasibility
- Troubleshooting issues with poor recruitment
- Sharing information on new studies
- Identifying potential sites for studies
- Facilitating access to resource to support research
- Raising the profile of Dermatology Research.
There are between two and three thousand recognised conditions in dermatology and it is estimated that around half of the UK population is affected by at least one of these conditions each year.
The Dermatology Specialty Group oversees research dealing with diseases that affect the skin, hair and nails. Key topics of Dermatology research include:
- Common chronic skin diseases such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma
- Skin infections such as herpes simplex, warts, impetigo and fungal infections like athlete’s foot
- Skin disorders where genetics plays a major role
- Rare skin diseases
- Studies relating to wounds such as venous ulcers and pressure ulcers.
Dr Richard Weller, NRS Dermatology Clinical Lead, explores whether the sun could be good for your heart at TEDxGlasgow
Patient, carer and public information
NRS Research Scotland is committed to actively involving patients, those who care for them and the public in all aspects of the research process, including shaping future research activity.
Key Links and Documents
- Dr Richard Weller, NRS Dermatology Clinical Lead, writes in the New Scientist on why avoiding the sun could be damaging to your health
- Scottish Atopic Dermatitis Meeting Report: Sharing Best Practice in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Scotland
- Clinical Research in Dermatology in Scotland: challenges and opportunities
- British Association of Dermatologists
- Scottish Dermatological Society
- The British Skin Foundation.
Specialty Lead: Dr Richard Weller
Performance Manager (Interim): Dawn Williamson