Last week saw the launch of our latest venture – Ask the Expert. The one day clinic, which took place Wednesday 18th January, was the first in a series of Ask the Expert sessions which will run in partnership with the British Skin Foundation. This first session focused on children’s skin conditions, and gave people the opportunity to put their questions directly to our specialist consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth, Dr Nisith Sheth, and Dr Anjali Mahto.
Over the course of the day, lots of questions were put to the panel, and covered issues such as psoriasis in the ears, sleep deprivation due to eczema and allergy induced urticaria. To read questions and answers visit the clinic page here. The clinic also received a lot of interest on social media.
We surveyed our talkhealth community after the clinic to get feedback. 80% of participants rated the response they received from experts as ‘excellent’, with 60% stating that they either have or will consult their doctor with this new information. They also shared some comments such as:
“I was very satisfied with my answer…thank you and keep up the good work!”
“It’s pushed me to go back to my GP and ask for dermatologist, Thank you”
Our next Ask the Expert session will take place on Thursday 16th February, and will focus on psoriasis. If you wish to be sent a reminder for this ask the expert session, please leave a comment below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.