The Dermatology Department
The dermatology team at the NNUH has a team of 10 consultants, 23 dermatology nurses led by Sister Mel Sutherland, and dedicated health care assistants who provide a significant amount of support within the department.
The consultants closely supervise the work of 8 other full time dermatology doctors, 1 specialist trainee and the dermatology nurses.
The dermatology department took over treatment of cellulitis of the leg in 2007-8 in the cellulitis clinic. There is a type of skin infection which used to require hospital treatment in the ward for 8 days. We have developed a way of treating the condition at home or as an outpatient. This service won first prize in the 2008 HEE East of England NHS Innovation awards and first prize in the 2009 Wound UK awards.
Skin cancer services have also won awards for innovation with the new Micrographic Surgery service led by Jennifer Garioch winning a technology award. Consultant Histopathologist Laszlo Igali developed an imaging system, together with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Marc Moncrieff, which won Silver prize in the 2009 HEE East of England Innovation awards.
Where can I be treated?
What skin diseases can be treated?
Information Leaflets and patient support groups
For information leaflets on dozens of diseases and treatments and links to over 50 patient support groups see British Association of Dermatologists.
How do I get referred?
All referrals to Dermatology need to be initiated by a general practitioner or nurse practitioner, or in some cases a consultant from another department within the hospital. We do not offer a self-referral service.