Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology


CEBD produces free tools and resources of relevance to those who have or research skin conditions.

Clinical Tools

Eczema Care Online website
A freely accessible resource that provides top tips for living well with eczema
UK Diagnostic criteria for Atopic Dermatitis A practical manual for researchers wishing to define atopic eczema (with photos)
Nottingham Eczema Record Sheet A useful form for young patients to complete before their first outpatient appointment PDF format
Skinsafe Interactive Tool A downloadable application about malignant melanoma and skin-examinations
Hywel's EBM drawings for teaching Illustrations Created by Professor Hywel Williams revolving around dermatology and evidence-based medicine.
Psychology & Eczema A choice of 4 stories that can be personalised for children about eczema management
Using hand-held light devices A guide on how UV light devices can be used safely at home for vitiligo
Minimal Erythema Dose (MED) testing A guide on how to perform an MED test prior to UV treatment.
Handbook and treatment schedule for using NB-UVB Light Devices and topical corticosteroids A guide for local medical teams developing protocols for home treatment of vitiligo.

Outcome Measures

Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) A patient-reported outcome measure for monitoring atopic eczema severity
My Eczema Tracker A mobile app for monitoring eczema, includes both POEM and RECAP outcome measures.
Recap of atopic eczema (RECAP) A patient reported outcome instrument to measure the experience of eczema control
Nottingham Eczema Severity Score (NESS) An eczema severity measure based on the Rajka and Langeland grading
Vitiligo Outcome Measures  A page giving information about vitiligo outcome measures, including the Vitiligo Noticeability Scale.
Eczema flares A collection of information on how flares could be captured in clinical trials.
Harmonizing Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative A consensus based core outcome measure set for eczema - includes EASI guidance
C3: CHORD COUSIN Collaboration. An initiative developing core outcome sets across dermatology

Collation of Evidence

Diagnostic Criteria Map A comprehensive collection of diagnostic criteria for dermatological diseases
Skin of Colour Resource A collation of literature of relevance to skin of colour
GREAT Database Contains details of randomised controlled trials of eczema treatments published from 2000 onward.
Systematic review of eczema treatments Comprehensive reports evaluating eczema treatment trials and reviews
Annual Evidence Updates
Summary papers collating recently published systematic reviews
Maps of systematic reviews
Systematic reviews by topic: eczema, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, cellulitis, hidradenitis suppurativa
Skin Conditions in the UK: a Health Care Needs Assessment A document on health care needs and services available for people with skin conditions.
Coronavirus Dermatology Resource links to articles, guidelines, evidence-based resources and relevant patient information.

Other Resources

Reporting Guidelines

Guideline index

For randomised trials

For observational studies

For protocols

 CEBD Protocol Registration portal

For Patients

Eczema Care Online
A freely accessible resource that provides top tips for living well with eczema

Patient Information Leaflets
Skin treatment information by the British Association of Dermatologists

BJD plain language summaries Read about newly published dermatology research

Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema

Skin Support
Psychological support resources for patients with skin disease from the British Association of Dermatologists

Top 10 Tips for eczema
A list written by Professor Hywel Williams

NHS Health A-Z
General medical information

About Clinical Trials
Information about methods used in clinical trialsPDF format



Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
Applied Health Research Building
University Park, Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 68631
email: cebd@nottingham.ac.uk