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Dermatology Service

Providing assessment, diagnosis, investigation and treatment of skin conditions.

Please see below for details of service changes following the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

Contact This Service

This service can be accessed through our Care Co-ordination Centre

Available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

About this service

The service continues to provide the majority of its services but will be prioritising appointments based on patient needs.

Photographs are now required with all new referrals to assist with the assessment process which may include a virtual appointment, and/or an appointment to visit our clinic.  Our clinics are only able to offer a limited number of appointments to allow time for our team to sanitise the clinic room in-between patients.  Appointments are now every 30mins. 

When attending the clinic patients are asked to: 

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • The waiting area should only be used by those attending with an appointment, space is limited and you are required to socially distance. 
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms indicative of Covid-19.
  • When arriving at:
    • St Peters Assessment and Rehab Unit: When entering the hospital building please wear a facial covering, unless you are exempt. You will be asked to sanitise your hands.
    • Braintree Community Hospital: When entering the hospital building please wear a facial covering, unless you are exempt. You will be temperature checked and asked to sanitise your hands.

Eligibility criteria

Adults registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area.


  • Malignant melanoma - and naevi with feature highly suggestive of melanoma.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Hydradenitis suppurativa.
  • Ganglion/myxoid cyst.
  • Lesions on the breast that infer they could be cancerous.
  • Patients requiring roaccutane.

Service details

We treat acute and chronic dermatological conditions. These include:

  • Acne
  • Bacterial & fungal infections
  • Eczema
  • Hair and nail disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea 

We offer the following procedures:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Skin scrapes

We refer on for:

  • Minor surgery – as an out-patient at our Braintree Community Hospital Minor Operations Unit or other location.
  • Education – advice on self management.
  • More specialist advice and treatment at the acute hospital, if required

Our service is delivered by GPs With a Special Interest in Dermatology.

Service delivery

Please see below for clinic dates:

  • Tuesday - St Peter's Hospital, Maldon
  • Wednesday - St Peter's Hospital, Maldon
  • Thursday - Braintree Community Hospital, Braintree

Referral process

You must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a GP or consultant.

We will endeavour to see you within 18 weeks of referral.

Customer survey results

Date of Survey: 20 January – 3 March 2016

How many people responded: 110

Here’s what service user’s told us:

  • 97.28% said that they would recommend the Dermatology Service to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment.
  • 100% told us they were given enough privacy when discussing their condition or treatment.
  • 100% said that they were involved as much as they wanted to be in discussions about their care and treatment.
  • 100% said that they were treated sensitively with kindness and consideration.
  • 100% said that they were treated with respect and dignity while attending the clinic.

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

Then click on a red marker on the map to find out details about that particular location and to get directions to it from your postcode.

Directions will appear at the bottom of your screen once you have clicked the "get directions" option on the red marker, so please scroll down.

Find your nearest site

If you are registered with SystmOnline you will be able to view your own Electronic Medical Record (EMR), manage your appointments, request repeat medication, update contact details and message your healthcare service. There is also a SystmOnline app available for Apple and Android devices.

Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

Key Resources


  • Wound Photography Guide - Dermatology

    This leaflet have been developed to assist in taking photographs that will assist the clinicians in triaging your referral and reviewing your condition/wound.


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