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Patient Support Groups

The following is an alphabetical list of national, regional and local patient support groups for those suffering from skin disease. They are often run by volunteers who suffer from the disease themselves, and many patients find it enormously valuable to have such contact with others both for support and for practical help. They also often support research efforts. If no support group exists for the disease in which you are involved, perhaps it may be worth considering starting up such a group.

Click here  to download a poster of Dermatology Patient Support Groups and their contact details

UK Lichen Planus

UK Lichen Planus is a patient support network for people affected by any form of the skin disease Lichen Planus (LP). The group is open to members worldwide; however treatments are based on those used in the UK.

To build a strong network of support and to facilitate informal meetings to give that all important personal contact with others living with LP.
To share ideas, knowledge and experience on a support forum via the website.
To provide up to date information and literature.
To offer informal meetings with professional guest speakers.
To raise awareness of Lichen Planus and to actively promote the work of the group, by attending appropriate conferences and workshops.
To network with, and support other relevant organisations.

UKLP is an honorary member of the BSSVD.

Awards Available


Founder member; Mrs Bridie Nelson

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