Close up of a man's arms where he is using one hand to scratch the other indicating some problem to the skin.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Changes to this service

The Community Dermatology team will begin accepting new referrals for adults from the South Gloucestershire area and adult and child referrals from the Bristol area from 1 September 2020. The team are unable to accept referrals from patients in the North Somerset at the present time.

The team are still offering telephone / video consultation. Face to face consultations are available if required as well as home visits for people who are housebound or unable to attend a clinic.

Who is this service for?

The Dermatology Service diagnoses skin conditions and offers support, education and treatment planning for people with chronic skin conditions. The team consists of GPs with Extended Roles (GPwER) in Dermatology and Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS).

What we do

The team offers treatment for:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Scabies
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Dry skin / itching.

The team are unable to accept referrals for patients who meet any of the criteria below:

  • Patients with acne / likely to require roaccutane acne treatment
  • Patients with pigmented lesions
  • Patients with warts and verrucas (although advice and guidance is available)
  • Patients with fast-growing lesions on lower legs
  • Patients with skin cancers.

Please see the patient leaflet for further information.

How do I access this service?

Bristol area

The service is available to anyone from birth upwards with a skin condition who is registered with a GP in Bristol. You must be referred to the service by your GP or another healthcare professional.

South Gloucestershire area

The service is available to adults from South Gloucestershire. You must be referred to the service by your GP or another healthcare professional. The team are currently unable to accept children referrals although they are working towards this.

North Somerset area

The team are currently unable to accept referrals from the North Somerset area although they are working towards this.

I’m a clinician – how do I make a referral to this service?

Referral information and other clinical guidance can be found on the CCG’s Remedy site:

This service has GPs with extended roles (GPwER) in dermatology who are currently accepting referrals from Bristol and are able to diagnose skin conditions, such as rashes and lesions, and perform some forms of skin surgery. Some lesions can be treated and treatment can be prescribed for chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

For referral criteria and exclusions please see the Referrer Guide.

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Dermatology Service

Main administration base

William Budd Health Centre
Knowle West Health Park
Downton Road
Knowle
Bristol
BS4 1WH

Telephone

0117 9449 782
0117 9449 783

Phone lines open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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