The Editorial team: (left to right): Helen, Liz, Hywel, Laura, Bob and Emma

Latest CSG review publications
Issue 12, 2017

Systemic pharmacological treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis: a network meta-analysis

Interventions for Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis

Cochrane Skin are delighted to announce that we have appointed Robert Dellavalle as the new Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Skin to work alongside Bob Boyle. We went through an open application process assisted by Karla-Soares Weiser (Deputy Chief Editor) and Martin Burton (Director of the UKCC) who provided help and guidance in following Cochrane procedures. The application has been approved by the Co-ed executive. 

Hywel Williams will be stepping down, having founded the group and then served as Co-ed for the last 20 years. The handover will take place at the annual Cochrane Skin meeting in Amsterdam on January 15th and 16th.  Hywel will continue to contribute as an editor.

Save the date: next CSG/COUSIN annual meeting in Amsterdam 15th-16th January 2018

MECIR Standards are now available in an online format.

Individual standards are linked to resources that aid explanation and assist in implementing the standard.

Cochrane Skin is a network of people from all over the world committed to producing and updating reviews of trials relating to skin conditions. The process begins with individuals getting together with an important clinical question. They then search for all the relevant published and unpublished trial information, critically appraise it, and summarise that information in such a way that can be understood by healthcare practitioners, consumers and managers.

The aim of Cochrane Skin is simply to produce the best possible evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions for people with skin problems. Cochrane Skin is one of 53 ‘Collaborative Review Groups’ (covering all medical specialties), which together make up the worldwide collaboration. Cochrane is organised into different subject areas and fields, and is supported by national centres. This international organisation exists to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare. It publishes the systematic reviews prepared by the review groups in an electronic library (the Cochrane Library).

The Cochrane Skin Group was registered as a Cochrane entity in September 1997. From the very beginning, consumer involvement has been prominent, and the group has been truly international and multi-disciplinary. Cochrane Skin’s Editorial Base is in Nottingham, UK, with infrastructure support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)/ Department of Health.