20 Oct 2021
Eczema is the topic of today’s conversation with Dr Ruth Cammish. An NHS GP, a GP trainer and the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Manchester. She has been a GP for 13 years, mostly working in a deprived inner city area and her own experiences as a patient with severe eczema has highlighted how holistic care is a vital part of any long term condition, especially chronic skin diseases. You’ll hear about how Dr Ruth suffered severe eczema her whole life, ending up on cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant medication and discovering topical steroid withdrawal.
As a practice Dr Ruth and her colleagues have been awarded a CQC ‘outstanding’ rating, twice, based on their approach to their patient population which includes group consultations, an exercise class for COPD patients and their work for vulnerable patients.
On today’s podcast you’ll learn about:
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Please find below some of the links that we spoke about on the podcast:
ITSAN - Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome Support
Dr Ruth Cammish is an NHS GP, a GP trainer and the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Manchester. She has been a GP for 13 years, mostly working in a deprived inner city area. Her own experiences as a patient with severe eczema has highlighted how holistic care is a vital part of any long term condition, especially chronic skin diseases. She can be found on Instagram @drruthskinjourney.
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