About PiP

About PiP

Psoriasis in Practice (PiP) is a web-based continuing professional development course for primary care health professionals who are interested in expanding their chronic disease management knowledge to include psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Evidence-based resources within the study materials include aetiology and treatment, as well as assessment and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Video case studies and patient interviews highlight the impact of psoriatic disease on the individual.


This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until
April 4th 2019. Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product. The course content can be used for continuing professional development (CPD). Psoriasis in Practice meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) PREP CPD standard, and can be used as CPD for NMC revalidation.


The project began as a shared educational venture between the NHS and a charitable patient support group. Development of the course by Aneurin Bevan Health Board’s Academic Dermatology Unit and the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA) encompassed a practical, self-paced interactive course, with a patient-centred approach to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis education for the primary care health professional.

Course Author

Julie Van Onselen, Dermatology Nurse and EducatorThe content for Psoriasis in Practice was written by Julie Van Onselen.  She is an independent dermatology nurse and educator and is involved in developing and producing dermatology educational projects on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS, universities, professional and patient groups. Projects include interactive digital education programmes, patient education (including self-management), advisory boards, lectures, workshops and dermatology service development). Julie publishes widely in health care journals and her clinical work is based in Oxfordshire. She is a special adviser for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin, and past editor of Dermatological Nursing, Journal of the British Dermatology Nursing Group. Julie is passionate about improving dermatology care and support for people with skin conditions through developing educational initiatives for both health professionals and patients.