Welcome to the COPPACA Community Project

At the heart of Leeds City Centre, Dermatology and Rheumatology researchers from the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, hosted a research drop-in centre for one week between 5th – 10th December 2022.
Our doors were open from morning until evening, welcoming individuals from all walks of life.

You can watch the video on the psoriasis event below:

What We Offered:
Members of the public with a skin rash thought to be psoriasis, had the unique opportunity to engage with dermatology specialists and receive expert assessments from qualified doctors. We understand that skin conditions can be a source of concern and discomfort, which is why we were here to provide you with personalized guidance and support. In addition, expert rheumatologists were in attendance to any associated joint symptoms.

The Impact of Psoriasis:
Psoriasis, a prevalent skin condition affecting 1-3% of the general population, can have a substantial negative impact on one’s quality of life. It can hinder an individual’s ability to work and perform everyday activities. Despite its prevalence, nearly 50% of affected individuals do not receive the necessary treatment.

Our Community Initiative:
During our research drop-in clinic in December, we had the privilege of assessing and engaging with over 300 individuals. Our dedicated dermatology team shared valuable insights and practical advice on managing skin conditions effectively at home.

Your Contribution to Research:
By visiting our clinic, you actively supported ongoing research endeavours. This research aims to enhance our understanding of the profound impact of psoriasis and other skin conditions on individuals. Through your participation, we move one step closer to tailored solutions, ensuring that those in need can access the treatment they require.

A Collaborative Approach:
Our project brings together experts in dermatology and rheumatology, working as part of a broader program focused on investigating the early stages of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis—a related chronic inflammatory joint condition.

Thank you for being part of our community-driven initiative. Together, we are re making strides in improving the lives of those affected by skin psoriasis.