Survey: Help us shape and focus ISF resources

The ISF offers trusted support through our Ask-a-Nurse Helpline and in our videos, booklets, social media posts, and website articles. It is important that our content reflects the experiences and needs of people living with or caring for people with skin conditions.   Share your views and insights.  Take this short survey to help us to […]

Cork dermatologists win gold medal at US medical conference

Dermatologists from the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital in Cork presented breaking research at the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s annual meeting in Boston, outlining a novel project to promote equity and rural inclusion in healthcare in Munster. The research project entitled, ‘Piloting photographic photonic patch testing: pioneering equitable diagnosis of contact dermatitis’, won the distinguished […]

Running to Beat the Itch: VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

On Sunday, 19th September, Zoe Ryan, founder of the Itching To Tell You psoriasis platform, and friend, Christopher Turner, ran in the VHI Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds for the ISF. The theme of this year’s race was #PowerOfMe, celebrating and recognising women across the country who are making a difference in their […]

Thank you to the family of Linda Fitzpatrick for their generous donation

The family and friends of the late, Linda Fitzpatrick, have marked her life by completing a sponsored kayaking river journey, with all proceeds donated to the ISF. On the August bank holiday weekend, four novice kayakers, Fitzpatrick Beere Byrne and Quinlan (FBBQ) Kayaking Team, undertook a 3-day sponsored kayak from Laois to Wexford to honour […]

Changing the way the world sees dermatology through the GRIDD project

The GRIDD project is the first global patient-initiated and patient-led impact research study in dermatology. Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) was launched in 2017 by the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin) and aims to measure the disease burden across a wide spectrum of dermatological diseases and by developing and implementing […]

Call for people with HS who may wish to take part in HSE Living Well Programme

Calling all those living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)! Would you be interested in taking part in the HSE Living Well Programme, designed to help manage living with a chronic condition? There’s still time to register before the first session of the course starts on Tuesday, 21st September. Registration details below. What is the Living Well […]

Ireland AM SunSmart Interview

Listen back to Shirley telling her story on Ireland AM, Virgin Media about developing melanoma skin cancer that almost cost her her life. Consultant Dermatologist, Professor Anne-Marie Tobin also gives advice on how protect your skin and be #SunSmart this Summer! Click to Watch! For more media coverage on SunSmart: Irish Examiner: Skin deep: Children’s skin […]

Protecting your family while out in the sunshine

First published in June 2017, updated June 2021 Playing and spending time outdoors is such an important part of childhood but it is crucial that children are protected and safe in the sun. Increased vulnerability Compared with adults, children’s skin is much more vulnerable to the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Young children’s […]

Being SunSmart: At a glance

Why be SunSmart? Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Yet, in most cases, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. You can reduce your risk by avoiding overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight or artificial sources e.g. sunbeds. Reduce your risk, protect your skin: Be […]

SunSmart video series encourages everyone to enjoy the sun safely

ISF, NCCP, ULHG and Healthy Ireland SunSmart launch video series to increase awareness and adoption of skin cancer preventative behaviours to help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in Ireland The ISF and Dr Sinead Field, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Limerick, in association with HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), […]