Child and Youth Eczema Clinical Network

Purpose of the Network

The purpose of the New Zealand Child and Youth Eczema Clinical Network is to establish a national multi-disciplinary network that will support clinicians working across community, primary, secondary and tertiary services to deliver high quality, cost effective and integrated eczema treatment programmes for children, youth and their whanau.

Eczema affects over 25% of New Zealand children and care is delivered in a wide range of settings. The Network aims to foster co-ordinated management across the entire continuum of care. A key part of this workforce is education and development.

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines developed by the Child and Youth Eczema Clinical Network can be found in the Starship Guidelines.

Model of Care for Childhood Eczema

View the Model of Care for Childhood Eczema via this link.

Information for Primary Care/Outpatient Management of eczema

The primary care/outpatient management guideline can be found in the Starship Guidelines. Additional information is as below:

Eczema Severity Score

A patient-oriented eczema measure for childhood eczema from the University of Nottingham can be downloaded here.

Information for Prescribers for Childhood Eczema

Read a guideline for prescribers including the use of soap substitutes and emollients, appropriate use of corticosteroids, identifying and managing underlying triggers and when to refer.

Information on Childhood Eczema for Well Child Providers

Download an information sheet on eczema written for Well Child Providers

Eczema presentations for Health Professionals

The following links are to presentations at Pharmac Forums about the practical management of childhood eczema and the prevention of food allergy and eczema.

  1. http://pharmac.health.nz/seminars/seminar-resources/eczema/

  2. https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/seminars/seminar-resources/allergy-and-eczema/

Family Information and Handouts

Action plans

Videos and information from Kidshealth.org.nz https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/eczema