Alison Layton M.B;Ch.B.; FRCP
Dr Alison Layton was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in 1994. She has a particular interest in androgen mediated disorders including acne and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She sits on the Executive Council of PCOS UK. She has conducted many clinic trials embracing acne and rosacea as well as other inflammatory dermatoses. She is also involved in basic science research looking at the immunology and microbiological aspects of acne. She is one of the reviewers for the prodigy guidelines for rosacea and acne as well as for a number of NICE guidelines related to dermatological conditions. She has written the acne chapter for the eighth edition of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology and a recent chapter on Sebaceous Gland disorders for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. She has lectured and presented at many international symposiums on subjects related to acne and rosacea and has written many chapters and review articles specifically relating to these conditions. Dr Layton is Associate Medical Director for research for her trust.
Keith Freeman FRCP
Consultant Dermatologist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust & Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust
Keith has been a Consultant Dermatologist for over 20 years, and has worked in the Armed Forces, NHS and private sectors. He looked after very large numbers of service personnel with acne early in his career and has continued this interest. Patients with acne make up a significant part of his clinical practice.
He is a proponent of integrated dermatology services which cross the traditional boundary between primary and secondary care. He has therefore been actively involved in developing co-ordinated strategies to deal with acne of differing degrees of severity, both physical and psychological.