For patients who need further input to assist them with ongoing treatment regimens for chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. A diagnosis should already have been made and a treatment plan prescribed. However these can be amended to suit the condition and needs of the patient when appropriate.
Home visits can be provided by this service in specific circumstances.
Who we care for
Children and adults can be seen within the community dermatology nursing service. Close liaisons are made with health visitors, paediatricians and referrers for ongoing management.
Any healthcare professional can refer, including GPs, practice nurses, Community nurses, pharmacists and secondary care clinicians.
Help with health costs
If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Find out more about the HTCS.