Acne and rosacea can have a profound impact on the quality of life of sufferers but are sometimes poorly treated and can be trivialised by health professionals. For these reasons Professor Tony Chu started the first Acne and Rosacea charity in the UK in the early 1990s, the Acne Support Group to provide information and support for acne and rosacea sufferers. He stepped down as the Chairman in 1999 when his wife presented him with triplets and the ASG unfortunately, subsequently folded. On retiring from the NHS in 2017 be saw a real need for a new charity for the acne and rosacea sufferers and started the Acne and Rosacea Association UK. This charity aims to improve the management of these diseases by training Doctors, nurses and pharmacists on the best ways of treating them and solutions to various pitfalls that can be encountered. We aim to provide sufferers with information, help and support in achieving the best results in their treatment.
ARAUK will provide a training program for doctors, clinics, nurses and pharmacists in the modern management of acne and rosacea and treatment of long term sequelae including scarring, telangiectasia and rhinophyma. On its website it will provide help and updates on treatments for health professionals as well as help, updates and support for sufferers. It will provide information on new treatments, answer questions from health professionals as well as sufferers and provide a forum for sufferers to share experiences and problems with other sufferers.