Dermatology referrals

COVID-19 and Dermatology referrals

We are changing the way we work over the next few months due to the change in the normal circumstances due to COVID-19.
We are trying to reduce face-to-face interactions to limit cross infection.
Please use the Advice and Guidance service where possible.
We will not be accepting referrals for:
Routine dermatology referrals, including basal cell carcinoma
We will be accepting referrals for:
• 2 week wait- for possible squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma- Via 2 week wait proforma.
• Life threatening and/or severe inflammatory skin conditions requiring hospital admission (to prevent admission where possible)- Via on call service through NNUH switchboard.
We will continue to offer Consultant –led Advice & Guidance for practical management queries and photographs can be attached to these queries.
We will appreciate it if the referral comes from a GP rather than a trainee doctor or a nurse when possible please.
Thank you for your help during these difficult times.