Launch Of 2019 Annual Report

We’ve launched our Annual Report 2019, which gives an overview of our many activities last year! In 2019, we continued to provide the most up-to-date information and advice for people affected by skin conditions through the launch of new and updated resources, such as our Acne Information Page, Managing Scalp Psoriasis Leaflet, and Melanoma Skin […]

COVID-19 dermatology registries*, Global Skin townhall webinar May 21

The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organisations (IADPO)  also known as Global Skin, of which the ISF is a founding member, convened a webinar titled: Understanding COVID-19 & its impacts on dermatology patients. Representatives from patient organisations around the world attended this live ‘townhall’ style meeting which hosted an excellent presentation by Dr Esther Freeman, […]

Is it true? Will sunlight really help my skin condition?

During spells of good weather and throughout the summer months, our ‘Ask a Nurse’ team are often shyly asked: “So what about the sun – I’ve heard that it’s really good for clearing psoriasis [or eczema]?” This is a fair question; who wouldn’t want to clear their skin in what appears to be a simple […]

The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Psoriasis

Dr Alan Maddock, lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, discusses ‘The impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Psoriasis’. According to new data released by the Global Psoriasis Atlas, an estimated 82,900 people in Ireland live with psoriasis. As well as managing the physical symptoms of psoriasis, patients can experience a range of emotional, psychological and social […]

Covid-19 and Skin Conditions – Expert Q&A

This video was recorded on 1st April 2020 with Professor Anne-Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist at Tallaght University Hospital and HSE Clinical Lead for Dermatology, and Professor Brian Kirby, Consultant Dermatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and a global expert on psoriasis, to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that the ISF has received in […]

International registry of outcomes for COVID-19 and people living with psoriasis

ISF joins efforts to support a new international initiative, specific to psoriasis, has been set up as response to the COVID-19 pandemic PsoProtect is an international registry (i.e. a sophisticated database that will provide a real-world view health information like clinical practice, patient outcomes, safety, and comparative effectiveness) for health care providers to report outcomes […]

Phototherapy service opens in Naas General Hospital

A phototherapy service has recently opened in Naas General Hospital to serve the needs of patients in Kildare and West Wicklow. This will facilitate the delivery of the service which requires weekly attendance closer to home.     Ultraviolet light is found in sunlight. Phototherapy is a form of artificial ultraviolet light treatment, comprising of […]

Dermatology Study Day for GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists

CANCELLED Due to the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we regret to inform you we have taken the decision today to cancel the Dermatology Study Day 2020, on 21st March next.   The Irish Skin Foundation is delighted to announce its fifth annual Dermatology Study Day for hospital, community-based, GP practice, public health […]