About National Eczema Society UK
The National Eczema Society is a self-help organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with eczema, other skin diseases, related conditions, and their care providers. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that results in itchy, scaling rashes on affected areas of the skin. Established in 1975, the Society works primarily to empower people with eczema to receive the quality of treatment and care that they have a right to expect. The Society also works to identify and seeks to resolve issues that affect the interests of affected individuals; raise awareness about the rights and needs of affected individuals; and campaign actively on behalf of affected individuals. In addition, the Society assists in the development and funding of patient-centered training programs aimed at health professionals to improve their knowledge and understanding of eczema’s treatment and management. The Society also works to develop a systematic and comprehensive program of research into the causes of, and cure for, eczema. The Association produces educational materials including a quarterly journal entitled “Exchange,” brochures, fact sheets, and booklets.