Launch of the Rapid Access Clinic
11 October 2018 – 6.30pm-9pm
Drinks & canapés reception 6.30pm-7pm
Nelson Street (off Oxford Road), Manchester, M13 9NQ
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects over 1.8 million people in the UK.
In Greater Manchester this equates to 75,000 people – enough to fill Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium!
Characterised by red, scaling patches on the skin, psoriasis is not contagious. However, it is more than “skin-deep”, and is associated with significant co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease, inflammatory arthritis and depression.
The Psoriasis Shout Out® initiative, led by Professor Chris Griffiths at The University of Manchester, aims to get everyone talking about this often overlooked condition.
Researchers, clinicians and patients are working together during 8-14 October 2018 to raise awareness of the condition and to show that given the right support and treatment it is possible to live well with psoriasis.
Rapid Access Clinic (P-RAC) launch
You are invited to join us 6.30pm-9pm for the launch of the Psoriasis – Rapid Access Clinic (P-RAC) – a cutting edge initiative and a revolutionary approach to psoriasis management. The P-RAC launch event will include snapshot presentations from dermatologists, researchers and patient representatives.
If you are interested in attending the Psoriasis: Next Generation Healthcare event on 11th October please RSVP by registering via Eventbrite page.
This event is free and open to the public and professionals.
Look forward to seeing you there.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. It is non-contagious and is characterised by patches of red, flaky skin. The condition is unique to each individual patient- there are many different forms of psoriasis, and the amount of skin involved can range from tiny patches to extensive body coverage. Psoriasis has a genetic component, and flare-ups can be triggered by a variety of factors including stress, anxiety or an infection.
More information on psoriasis can be found on the Psoriasis Association website