Community Dermatology Services

Community Dermatology Services

Service Information

Clinical lead: Dr Tracey O’Shea

Our Community Dermatology service is led by a GP with an Extended Role in Dermatology, working with a team of consultants, specialist nurses, nurse surgeons and healthcare assistants. We offer a wide range of services to both adults and children and can help you get the treatment and care you need, whether it’s eczema, psoriasis or acne.

Specialist treatments offered:

  • Roaccutane/Acitretin
  • Camouflage
  • Iontophoresis
  • Intra-lesional steroid injection
  • Cryotherapy
  • DMARD monitoring
  • Laser therapy
  • Genital skin lesions and conditions
  • Diagnostic biopsy including immunofluorescence biopsy
  • Minor ops excision of low-risk BCCs
  • Minor ops excision of skin lesions meeting the PLCV criteria
  • Light therapy and PUVA treatment

Inclusion Criteria

Referrals accepted for all adult and child dermatological conditions requiring specialist opinion.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Suspected SCC or malignant melanoma
  • High-risk basal cell carcinoma
  • Psoriasis or eczema patients who required DMARDs or systemic therapy
  • Erythrodermic or systematically unwell patients requiring urgent assessment

Diagnostics Provided

Referral method

  • Referrals made using standard referral template via ERS or email
  • Referrals should be sent to derm.lphc@nhs.net