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UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Chairman Professor Hywel Williams
Manager Dr Carron Layfield
Executive Committee     Professor Kim Thomas
Dr Nick Levell
Dr Stephen Jones
Dr Carsten Flohr
Fiona Cowdell
Tara Burton
Tim Burton


To develop a national network capable of conducting high quality clinical trials that address gaps that are not funded by the pharmaceutical industry. The Network will develop core expertise in applying for external funding from charities and research councils in order to fund such trials.

We aim to

  • Develop proposals for external funding for clinical trials identified as priorities by the Network membership and Steering Group.
  • Develop an infrastructure with the NHS for ensuring that such trials are conducted to a high standard of data management and clinical research governance.
  • To develop educational and training opportunities for those interested in learning about the conduct and interpretation of clinical trials.


Executive and Steering Group Committee meetings are held twice a year, with the AGM held at the Annual British Association of Dermatologists Meeting. The main purpose of the regular meetings is to discuss clinical trial proposals, and to prioritise them for pump-priming funding for pilot work.


Full membership of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network is free and is open to dermatologists (training and associate specialists and consultants) in the United Kingdom, as well as dermatological nurses, non-clinical health services researchers such as statisticians and health economists, and also consumer representatives, i.e.. people with a skin condition, or who would belong to a patient support group. To become a member of the Network, please contact

Dr Carron Layfield,
Network Manager,
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology,
Rm A103 Kings Meadow Campus,
University of Nottingham,
Lenton Lane,
NG7 2NR 

Tel 0115 846 8625


Professor Hywel Williams
Professor in Dermato-Epidemiology
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH
Tel. 0115 823 1048
Fax. 0115 832 1046



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