What is the ARA UK
Acne and rosacea are skin conditions which millions of people in the UK face. 1 in 10 people have rosacea and 85% of people will have acne at some point in their lives – the statistics are staggering.
The ARA UK is a charity created by Professor Tony Chu, to educate 500 clinics and dermatologists and 2000 pharmacies about acne and rosacea in terms of the development, complications and how to effectively treat the many different cases.
What is an Accredited Advice Centre
Accredited Pharmacy Advice Centres have been through the same training as the clinics and have therefore been able to access a wider range of knowledge and treatment options. They are able to provide a great depth and range of advice to patient s than non accredited pharmacies and are aware of their local Treatment centre and will refer as appropriate.
A number of the Treatment centres will liaise with their local Advice centres and offer consultations in pharmacy consulting rooms to further boost patient choices and options.
What is an Accredited Treatment Centre
An accredited acne and rosacea treatment centre is a clinic which treats acne and rosacea and all its complications. They follow correct medical processes in patient history, medical assessment and follow agreed protocols as recommended by Professor Chu and/or have strong medical evidence to support their usage. They offer traditional tried and tested protocols but also offer more advanced treatment protocols which are not routinely available through the NHS. They have been accredited by the President of the Charity professor Tony Chu (link to biog) after studying with Professor Chu and attending his lectures on the subject and then completing a Knowledge review before being accredited and certificated. The clinics will typically link to local NHS pharmacies who are accredited as advice centres but also give these pharmacies an alternative treatment route once all NHS and pharmacy options have been exhausted.
Who Is Professor Chu
Prof Chu trained at Guys Hospital, London, qualifying in 1975. He started his dermatology training at Guy’s Hospital and after a research sabbatical year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1980, he completed has dermatology training at St Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London…….Read More
Find An Accredited Centre
If you would like a face to face consultation or would like to discuss any treatment options then find your nearest Advice or Treatment CentreRead More