A key recommendation in the report is for NICE to develop standardised adolescent and adult guidelines for eczema patients. Nearly half of the healthcare professionals surveyed said that they did not have clear guidance and support around diagnosis and referral for adolescents and adults with severe eczema.
While many of the issues raised in this report existed before COVID-19 almost half of the patients surveyed said that COVID-19 had made it more difficult to access services and treatments. And the report recommends that in-person consultations for skin conditions should be returned to ensure their accurate diagnosis and management.
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