The dermatology department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of all diseases of the skin in both adults and children. This includes diseases of the nails, hair and genital area.

General services include general consultant clinics, skin surgery, nurse-led clinics for management of chronic skin conditions, day case treatments for application of skin or scalp treatments, light therapy for skin conditions such as psoriasis, and leg ulcer dressings clinics.

We have dedicated clinics for diagnosis of skin cancer, counselling and support for skin cancer patients and skin check clinics for transplant recipients. Skin cancer treatments include complex surgery, including skin flaps and skin grafts, photodynamic therapy and cryotherapy.

Specialist services include patch test clinics, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin injections for axillary hyperhidrosis, nurse-led pregnancy prevention clinics for female patients on isotretinoin, and biological therapy for psoriasis, as well as paediatric dermatology clinics held in the children’s hospital.

Patient information leaflets



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Name Size/Type Description Date
Camouflage (applying it and caring for your products) 223KB PDF 02 Aug 2022
Carcinoma (SCC) - self examination following 280KB PDF 07 Oct 2021
Carcinoma - Basal Cell (BCC) 159KB PDF A basal cell carcinoma comes from the cells in the base of the skin. The vast majority are slow growing and almost never spread to other areas or organs in the body. Skin cancer. 07 Oct 2021
Carcinoma - Squamous Cell (SCC) 173KB PDF A squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer which starts in the surface cells in the skin. 07 Oct 2021
Cryotherapy 159KB PDF 07 Oct 2021
Eczema - discoid 77KB PDF 14 Jul 2020
Efudix cream 153KB PDF 07 Oct 2021
Hand dermatitis 157KB PDF 07 Oct 2021
Iontophoresis 180KB PDF 03 Sep 2020
Melanoma 158KB PDF Malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer which arises from pigment producing cells and often appears as a new or changing mole. 07 Oct 2021
Melanoma - self examination following 280KB PDF 03 Sep 2020
Methotrexate - inflammatory conditions including psoriasis and psoratic arthritis 324KB PDF 19 Apr 2023
Methotrexate - inflammatory conditions including psoriasis and psoratic Arthritis - Patient Held Blood Monitoring Booklet 546KB PDF 06 Nov 2020
Mole check 267KB PDF A regular (3 - 6 monthly) inspection of you and your family’s skin and existing moles is important. 07 Oct 2021
Patch testing 287KB PDF 07 Oct 2021
PUVA treatment 479KB PDF 17 Apr 2023
Skin moisturisers (Emollients) 276KB PDF 30 Mar 2023
Skin surgery - Before 330KB PDF 25 Aug 2022
Skin surgery - following 212KB PDF 25 Aug 2022
Sun protection 341KB PDF 07 Oct 2021