Dermatology Service

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Dermatology Service

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

Contact This Service

Phone

0300 1310 111

Fax

01245 397783

About This Service

Eligibility criteria

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

Exclusions

  • 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 times and dates:

  • St Peters Hospital - Tuesday AM
  • Braintree Community Hospital - Thursday
  • Moulsham Lodge Surgery - Tuesday and Wednesday PM

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 for this service

Date of Survey 20 January 2016 – 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

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  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
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