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 About us

The UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN) was formed in 2002 with the aim of developing high quality, independent, multi-centre clinical trials for the treatment or prevention of skin disease.

We are a collaborative network of dermatologists, dermatology nurses, health services researchers and patients throughout the UK and Ireland.

The UK DCTN is a registered charity (no. 1115745)

Coordinating Centre


Hywel Williams
Network Chair

Joanne Chalmers
Trial Development Manager

Carron Layfield
Network Manager


Margaret McPhee
Network Coordinator

We are a small team and work with investigators across the country to develop their ideas for dermatology clinical trials into fundable research proposals. The Network is managed by an executive committee of eight members and a steering committee of around 30 members. We have a 1000 strong membership of health professionals, patients and researchers.

Infrastructure and Committees

The business of the network is managed by:


The UK DCTN are grateful to both the British Association of Dermatologists and the University of Nottingham. for continued financial support.

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The University of Nottingham King's Meadow Campus, Rm A103
Lenton Lane, Nottingham