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

Clinical Tools

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
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.
Hywel's EBM drawings for teaching Illustrations Created by Professor Hywel Williams revolving around dermatology and evidence-based medicine.

Outcome Measures

Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) A patient-reported outcome measure for monitoring atopic eczema severity
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
Cochrane Skin Group - Core Outcome Set Initiative (CSG—COUSIN) An initiative developing core outcome sets across dermatology

Collation of Evidence

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
CEBD Evidence Updates
Monthly emails summarising the latest dermatology publications
Annual Evidence Updates
Summary papers collating recently published systematic reviews
Maps of systematic reviews Maps of systematic reviews by topic (cellulitis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis)
Skin Conditions in the UK: a Health Care Needs Assessment A document on health care needs and services available for people with skin conditions.
Skin of Colour Resource A collation of literature of relevance to skin of colour

Other Resources

Reporting Guidelines

Guideline index

For randomised trials

For observational studies

For protocols

CEBD Protocol Registration portal


For Patients

Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema

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

NHS Choices
General medical information

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

Skin Support
Information and support from the British Association of Dermatologists

About Clinical Trials
Information about methods used in clinical trialsPDF format



Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1048