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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
Carcinoma (SCC) - self examination following 1039KB PDF 30 Jun 2020
Carcinoma - Basal Cell (BCC) 804KB 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. 22 Jun 2020
Carcinoma - Squamous Cell (SCC) 732KB PDF A squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer which starts in the surface cells in the skin. 22 Jun 2020
Cryotherapy 771KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
Eczema - discoid 77KB PDF 14 Jul 2020
Efudix Cream 380KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
Emollients 755KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
Hand Dermatitis 580KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
Iontophoresis 180KB PDF 03 Sep 2020
Melanoma 879KB PDF Malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer which arises from pigment producing cells and often appears as a new or changing mole. 22 Jun 2020
Melanoma - self examination following 280KB PDF 03 Sep 2020
Methotrexate - inflammatory conditions including psoriasis and psoratic arthritis 1683KB PDF 04 Dec 2020
Methotrexate - inflammatory conditions including psoriasis and psoratic Arthritis - Patient Held Blood Monitoring Booklet 546KB PDF 06 Nov 2020
Mole check 498KB PDF A regular (3 - 6 monthly) inspection of you and your family’s skin and existing moles is important. 22 Jun 2020
Patch Testing 1566KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
PUVA Treatment 5925KB PDF 22 Jun 2020
Skin cancer team 175KB PDF 15 Oct 2020
Skin surgery 1702KB PDF 28 Apr 2021
Skin surgery - following 205KB PDF 14 Jul 2020
Sun Protection 866KB PDF 22 Jun 2020