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Dr Emma Le Roux appointed RCGP Clinical Champion for Dermatology

28 June 2018

Dr Emma Le Roux, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, has been appointed Clinical Champion for Dermatology for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Dermatology is one of the RCGP’s new clinical priorities, which are identified based on feedback from GPs. The role involves raising the profile and increasing awareness of dermatological conditions in primary care.

Dr Le Roux will work with the RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) to deliver practical resources, such as toolkits, to support GPs in their day-to-day work with patients.

She said: “I am delighted to have accepted this new role as the first Royal College of General Practitioners’ Clinical Champion for Dermatology. 

“This is an exciting opportunity that will enable me to use the experience I have gained as a GP with an interest in dermatology, and as a National Institute for Health Research In Practice Research Fellow with a primary care dermatology focus.

“I am looking forward to raising the profile of dermatology in primary care and, through partnership with key stakeholders, developing an innovative programme of practical support tools and educational resources. These will help frontline primary care professionals manage patients with skin problems more effectively and improve care and quality of life for patients and their families.”

For information about the RCGP's new round of clinical priorities, see RCGP news.

For information about dermatology research at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, see Dermatology research.

Further information

About the Centre for Academic Primary Care

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching. Follow us on Twitter: @capcbristol.

About the National Institute for Health Research 

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): improving the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Established by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR:

  • funds high quality research to improve health
  • trains and supports health researchers
  • provides world-class research facilities
  • works with the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all
  • involves patients and the public at every step

For further information, visit the NIHR website

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