Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

Research Paper of the Year for BEE Study


We're delighted that the ‘Best Emollients for Eczema' (BEE) study has awarded the Winner of the Research Paper of the Year 2022 at the latest Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) conference. The RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award, gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. The research was led by Matthew Ridd, a GP and Professor of Primary Care at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol in partnership with Universities of Nottingham and Southampton, and with support from Bristol Trials Centre, UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network, and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care Board.

“This paper was judged by the RPY panel to be the overall winner of the award because the trial results are so relevant to children with eczema, their families and primary care clinicians, making decisions with parents about management of a child’s eczema. The paper speaks to the need for shared decision-making in managing this common condition.”
Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University and Chair of the RCGP RPY

The Best Emollients for Eczema (BEE) study compared lotions, creams, gels and ointments used to treat childhood eczema. The trial found no difference in the effectiveness or safety between the four emollient (moisturiser) types, leading the authors to conclude that “the right moisturiser for children is the one that they like to use.”

For further information please see the press release.




Posted on Tuesday 24th October 2023

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