Optimising Eczema Control


Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder.

It is most common in infants where it occurs in around 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age and usually improves with age.1

The condition continues into adulthood in approximately 20% of people.2

General Practitioners provide the majority of advice and treatment for eczema, with only a minority of patients referred to specialist care.

Eczema can be effectively treated and managed within the primary care environment; however no cures are currently available.

This clinical audit will allow you to:

  • review your current management of patients with recurrent eczema and compare it with best practice guidelines
  • identify common barriers to optimal eczema treatment within your practice
  • Understand the impact of the disease on patients
  • Up-skill on strategies to improve patient adherence to medication, with a special focus on ‘steroid phobia’.

On successful completion, GPs will be eligible for 40 Category 1 points from the RACGP. This audit qualifies as a Quality Improvement activity.

Please click here to start the audit.