trgsT&R Derma, the dermatological division of Thornton & Ross have just announced the provision of an educational grant to support Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's innovative Eczema Education Programme (EEP).

The nurse-led and delivered programme began in 2009, and aims to help parents and families of children with eczema to better manage their condition. The programme receives approximately 75 referrals each month, with over 1700 referrals to date.

The EEP is the first of its kind in the UK and an evaluation has shown a 63% reduction in GP visits and an 80% reduction in A&E visits as a result of parents using the programme.

Karina Jackson, Consultant Nurse in Dermatology at St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital and leader of the EEP said: 'The EEP is a service innovation funded initially by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity for children with eczema. The EEP educates parents and carers with the aim of empowering them to improve the management of eczema at home. The grant from T&R Derma is very welcome as it will enable us to devote more resources to the programme and ultimately reach more families.'

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