The Scar Free Foundation is chaired by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, former NHS Medical Director of NHS England. Our Patron is HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh. Trustees include leading clinicians, business leaders and people with a lived experience of scarring.
We were founded in 1999 in response to the King’s Cross fire, which highlighted the urgent need to improve the outcomes for people who sustain scarring injuries. 24 years later, we have made possible more than £50 million worth of important, life-changing research into wound healing and scarring. This includes establishing seven multi-million-pound research centres and programmes at UK universities and hospitals and numerous standalone research projects.