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RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award

Dr Miriam Santer accepting the prize on behalf of the team from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP
Dr Miriam Santer accepting the prize on behalf of the team from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP

Research led by the University of Southampton, which found one of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema is not helpful, has won a prestigious research award.

The study, published in The BMJ last May, aimed to investigate whether or not emollient bath additives help children with the symptoms of eczema.

Dr Miriam Santer, Associate Professor in Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton who led the study, said: 'We are very grateful to the Royal College of General Practitioners for recognising the importance of this work. There are many unanswered questions in eczema, but this research is another step in finding out what does and doesn’t work'.

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