Skin disease and complex wounds account for approximately 24% of GP consultations in the NHS. These are disorders that affect huge numbers of people and can range from relatively benign to life-threatening and life-ruining.
There is a need for a greater understanding of the causes of these complex conditions and with this, the potential impact this could bring to deliver improvements to treatment, diagnosis and care for the population.
The Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research at The University of Manchester was established over 20 years ago and is linked with a specialist dermatology clinical centre, providing a unique patient cohort across skin and wound disorders.
As across the BRC, dermatology researchers have strong links with basic scientists allowing a connected process from early discoveries through to the implementation of new treatments. This means that now, more than ever, due to the devolution of health and social care budget in Manchester, dermatology researchers have a real opportunity to implement new treatments, diagnostics and therapies which could help thousands of people.