Open clinic on eczema

Talk Health logoIn November 2010, NHS Choices joined forces with talkhealth in running an 'open clinic' forum to enable people with eczema or caring for someone with the condition to get their questions answered online by a panel of skin experts.

The forum has now closed, but you can read all of the posts and responses from the experts below.

What was discussed?

About the experts

Dr Jonathan Batchelor - Consultant DermatologistDr Jonathan Batchelor - Consultant Dermatologist

Consultant Dermatologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since October 2010, Trained at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. 

Main interests: General Dermatology, Clinical Trials, Evidence-Based Medicine Research projects: Systematic review of interventions for vitiligo.

Dr Antony Crockett BM DA DRCOG FRCGP CAS (Allergy) FPCertDr Antony Crockett BM DA DRCOG FRCGP CAS (Allergy) FPCert

GP in a rural practice in Oxfordshire, and also works as Hospital Practitioner in the Respiratory Medicine Department in Swindon. Dr Crockett has a great interest in respiratory medicine, especially asthma, and in allergy and eczema. He has published over 200 articles on these subjects, as well as 3 textbooks.

Janet Keyworth - Clinical Nurse SpecialistJanet Keyworth - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Janet is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and has worked within Dermatology for 18 years. She runs clinics in the hospital setting and also within the Community.

One of the main conditions she sees is eczema and her role is to offer Health Education and support as well as providing a care plan on how to manage the condition.

Joyce Adero - Advanced Nurse PractitionerJoyce Adero - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Joyce is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lead Nurse for Dermatology at the Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust.

Her role involves patient education, demonstration on how treatments are applied and follow up to reassess progress and compliance. She encourages her patients, carers and parents to be able to self manage their condition and be in control.


About NHS Choices communities

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