New Irish data reveals burden of common skin condition – World Atopic Eczema Day

Over 40% of reported cutting household expenditure due to cost of managing eczema1 To mark the second annual World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and reveal the hidden burden of living with atopic eczema, we’ve released the key findings 1 from the Irish Skin Foundation’s (ISF) ‘Living with Atopic Eczema Survey’ which over 450 people […]

Free sunscreen “for transplant recipients with GMS eligibility only”

Organ transplant patients with medical cards may now be prescribed sunscreen by consultants The cost of certain sunscreen products can now be reimbursed by the HSE when prescribed to someone who has had an organ transplant – as long as they have a medical card (i.e. have GMS eligibility). The HSE’s Medicines Management Programme (MMP) […]

Irish Skin Foundation welcomes new Chairperson and Trustees

Consultant dermatologist Dr Marina O’Kane has been elected as Chairperson of the ISF and has paid tribute to outgoing Chairperson, Professor Eoin O’Brien, who steps down after over 6 years leading the charity, since it establishment in 2011. Dr O’Kane, who is based in Beaumont Hospital, said: “I am honoured to take over as Chairperson […]