Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Dermatology

Dermatology is the study and treatment of skin conditions.  Skin disease is relatively common and there is a wide variety of skin conditions ranging from minor conditions such as eczema to the serious such as skin cancer.

Dermatology

Dermatology services

The dermatology department comprises of consultant dermatologists, a specialty doctor, a team of clinical assistants and experienced specialist dermatology nurses to provide comprehensive care to patients.

The team treat a wide range of dermatological disease and conditions in adults and children affecting the skin, hair and nails.  GPs may refer patients with rashes, infections, lesions and suspected skin cancer to Croydon for specialist treatment.

The service is based at Croydon University Hospital and works closely with the maxillo-facial surgery department and plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital.

Treatment

The dermatology department has two surgical theatres, a Mohs lab (for skin cancer surgery) and phototherapy (light therapy) unit.

There is a rapid diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected skin cancer and skin cancer nurse specialists to make sure it is caught early and there is on-going support and continuity of care.

The department offers a range of comprehensive dermatology treatments including:

  •          Phototherapy
  •          Skin patch testing
  •          Skin surgery
  •          Mohs micrographic surgery
  •          Paediatric dermatology clinic
  •          Photomonitoring
  •          Iontophoresis service

Dermatology services has a formal link with St John’s Institute of Dermatology, based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The Institute is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the treatment, research and teaching of skin disease. This means that Croydon patients can be referred if their skin condition is very rare and requires further tests or new treatments.

Appointments

What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Please contact us by telephone if you have not received an appointment on 020 8401 3977 or email CH-TR.specialistmedicine2@nhs.net

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

To cancel and rearrange any appointment or tests please phone 020 8401 3977 or email CH-TR.specialistmedicine2@nhs.net

 What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring a list of your medications, and copies of any blood test results or letters from your GP.

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time.