East Riding of Yorkshire
The DMC Community Dermatology Service provides Consultant led community based care and advice to NHS patients registered within the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Our service delivers assessment and treatment for a variety of skin problems. DMC brings the highest standard of care closer to patients’ homes without the need for referral to secondary care. The service will operate as a one-stop clinic where possible.
By E-Referral: Selecting the patients preferred clinic location
If you have any queries, please call the DMC Referral Management Centre on 014 8294 7700
How our service works
See your GP about your skin condition
GP refers to DMC
If required your GP will refer you to DMC Community Services
GPs will use a national IT system called e-Referral Service to refer you to us
DMC will confirm your appointment by letter, text or phone
Arrive at clinic
Please notify reception and our healthcare assistant that you have arrived
Our specialist consultant will treat you in a one-stop clinic, and if neccessary, will perform minor surgery
At the end of the consultation you will be discharged or booked in for a follow-up appointment
Sometimes it is necessary to refer you to secondary care
Information for GPs: conditions you can refer to us
- Rashes of diagnostic uncertainty (where no concerns of malignancy exist)
- Inflammatory disorders not responding to GP treatment, e.g. lichen planus
- Moderate acne (including Roaccutane)
- Moderate psoriasis for treatment principally with topical therapies
- Moderate eczema for treatment principally with topical therapies and supervision by nurses/health visitors;
- Other moderate inflammatory dermatoses that are poorly controlled despite treatment from the GP
- Non Scarring localised alopecia
- Keloid scars (excludes surgery)
- Solar Lentigo
- Benign Naevi (for diagnosis as removal non commissioned for cosmetic purposes)
- Non Scarring Nail dystrophy
- Bowens Disease (for diagnostic purposes as should be managed by GP)
- Benign lesions (excludes surgery)
- Symptomatic lesions such as;
- Pyogenic granulomata
- Patients referred from secondary care for follow up
The service is not considered clinically appropriate for patients who have or are suspected to have: Suspicious skin lesions falling under the 2ww pathway e.g. MM and SCC.
- Dermatological emergencies e.g. exfoliative dermatitis or blistering skin disorders.
- Patients already under the ongoing care of a secondary care dermatologist e.g. taking immunosuppressive drugs.
- A suspicious change in a mole or melanocytic lesion.
- Patients who have received significant intervention for the same condition previously within the acute setting and for whom it would appear appropriate that the referral should be re-directed to a more appropriate service.
This service is not available to the following cohorts:
- Patients not registered with an East Riding GP practice (unless resident in East Riding and not registered with any GP)
- Patients who are under 16 years of age
- Patients who require emergency treatment
- Patients seeking private healthcare services
- Patients requiring management as part of a post-surgical pathway