Skin, being the largest organ in the body, plays an essential role in protecting us from infection and injury.
Wound care poses a significant health economic burden, costing the NHS a staggering £8.3 billion each year.1 Other skin conditions also impose a significant cost on the NHS, costing £723million annually, and more than 3 million primary care hours.
Many patients also highlight the psychosocial impact of these conditions as a significantly affecting their wellbeing.
Despite the evident need skin research, there is a significant knowledge gap both nationally and globally.
At our Skin Research Centre, we bridge the divide between scientific discoveries and practical applications, to bring tangible improvements to the lives of individuals with skin conditions.
We foster collaboration with the NHS, national, and international industries to conduct ground-breaking research and develop innovations in diagnosis and treatments.
1. Guest JF et al., BMJ Open. 2020 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045253