The National Skin Centre (NSC) is an outpatient specialist dermatological centre with a team of experienced and expert dermatologists managing the full spectrum of skin condition. NSC started its operations on 1 November 1988 after taking over the treatment of skin diseases from Middle Road Hospital. The hospital handles a patient load of about 1,000 patients daily. It is a public health institution and a member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG), sharing the NHG vision of “Adding years of healthy life”. As a tertiary healthcare institution, the NSC provides specialized dermatological services, trains medical students and post graduates, and undertakes research in dermatology. NSC also conducts Continuing Medical Education for doctors and paramedical personnel, while its researchers ensure that patient management is best tailored to the local population.
THE ORIGINS OF SUU BALM
Over the next 3 years, he dispensed more than 25,000 tubs of the cream to over 1,000 patients, with very positive feedback
A dermatologist, specialized in itch, and running the itch clinic at NSC, formulated with the chemist an itch relieving moisturising cream in 2011
tubes of cream dispersed
This was the stimulus for the partnership with Good Pharma Dermatology, with the goal of making Suu Balm available to people suffering from dry, itchy skin throughout Singapore, and beyond
SUPPORTING RESEARCH AT THE NSC, SINGAPORE
A portion of the purchase of Suu Balm goes towards funding ongoing research at the National Skin Centre, with the goal of delivering solutions for unmet medical needs in dermatology