Vitiligo Support UK

Welcome to the Vitiligo Support UK Website

Registered Charity number 1170557

Welcome to Vitiligo Support UK.  We are a patient support charity in the UK, providing free, constantly updated and user-friendly information and support to all those with vitiligo and their family and friends.

Please see below the latest news and events taking place in the world of vitiligo.  And don’t forget that if you have vitiligo in the UK, you’re entitled to a prescription for sunscreen – see our letter supporting you with your GP below:

  • We are running MeetUps, using the MeetUp app.  Our next MeetUp will be at the end of September and will take place in Birmingham – location to be announced!  We hope to meet you soon and share our vitiligo experiences!   

 Vitiligo Meet Up Poster 2018

  • We’re now on Instagram sharing photos and comment, news stories and more – look out for us @vitiligosupportuk

  • There’s news, albeit from a small sample, coming from the USA on treatment of vitiligo patches using a combination of light therapy with the drug Tofactinib.  You may already have come across the news stories about the drug which is an arthritis drug for those people who don’t respond to standardised treatment.  Take a look at the story about the combined therapy here. 

  • Nearly autumn time, and the UK Government have officially decreed that we should all be taking Vitamin D during the autumn and winter months.  If you have vitiligo you are more likely to cover enough of your skin to prevent you synthesising vitamin D in sufficient quantities for your health.  Try to take a supplement all year round, and if you haven’t started yet, order or buy a supplement now.

  • Don’t forget that if you’re going away to get some sunshine over the winter, protect your patches.  You can still get sunscreen on prescription, although the NHS is reviewing this amongst other items in the autumn this year.   A letter is attached which you can take with you to your doctor, explaining why you are entitled to get this on prescription.  Please let us know if you have any problems via the website or  GP letter sunscreen 2018

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