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Ask the Experts: Eczema Q&A Session

Webinar for National Eczema Week - October 2017 - hosted by Professor Hywel Williams and Sandra Lawton at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham.

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Cochrane Skin and the world of imagination

Professor Hywel Williams talks at Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2017 - Cochrane: Through the Looking Glass, about the importance of Cochrane Skin in evidence-based medicine.

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BBC Inside Out (East Midlands) - Vitiligo

BBC Inside Out (East Midlands) section on vitiligo featuring Dr Jonathan Batchelor, lead for the HI-light vitiligo study, and CEBD patient panel member Maxine Whitton (OBE). Originally broadcast Monday 6th Febuary 2017. Many thanks to the BBC for allowing us to use this footage.

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The BEEP eczema prevention study

One of the families taking part in the BEEP eczema prevention study talk about their involvement, and Professor Hywel Williams discusses the importance of the study.

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Reducing avoidable waste in eczema research

Professor Hywel Williams talks about his experience as a researcher, and about methods of reducing waste in eczema research at the Evidence Live conference, Oxford, 2015. 

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Being involved in a study: Jasmin and Ebony's story

Jasmin and Ebony share their experience of taking part in the pilot HI-Light vitiligo study which involved using hand-held UV light devices for vitiligo treatment at home. 

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Being involved in a study: Sian's Story

Sian shares her experience of living with the painful skin condition pyoderma gangrenosum and her involvement in the STOP GAP trial which compared how well two commonly prescribed treatments work.

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Being a patient and a researcher: Maxine's story

Maxine Whitton MBE, researcher in vitiligo and patient, shares her experience of working on vitiligo research at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology.

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Systematic Review of Eczema Treatments

Professor Hywel Williams talks about the Systematic Review for Eczema Treatments produced as part of an NIHR programme grant.

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Water softeners not found to improve childhood eczema

Professor Hywel Williams talks about the result of the SWET study. The trial showed no objective difference in outcomes between the children whose homes were fitted with a water softener and those without.

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The dirty side of evidence based dermatology

Professor Hywel Williams speaks at the Evidence 2011 conference, co-hosted by the BMJ Evidence Centre and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, in October 2011.

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How to use hand-held light therapy for vitiligo

This training video demonstrates how to use hand-held narrowband ultraviolet light (NB-UVB) devices safely, and was developed in relation to our clinical research trial on vitiligo treatments..

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Links to podcasts and radio programmes

  • Carl Heneghan came to Nottingham to talk about the Better Evidence for Better Healthcare Manifesto. Part of the visit involved a discussion with University of Nottingham researchers, including Professor Hywel Williams, which was recorded and made available as a BMJ Podcast.
  • Listen to Professor Hywel Williams discuss the HOME roadmap, used for the development and implementation of core outcome sets (COSs) in dermatology, with presenter Dr. Robert Dellavalle. 
  • This Cochrane Evidence Podcast features Professor Hywel Williams discussing the implementation of CONSORT at the Journal of Investigative Dermatology 
  • Dr Mark Porter visited the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology to find out about the latest eczema research, listen to what he found in BBC Radio 4 Casenotes (UK only). 

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1048