Call us on: 020 7635 1012

Kent

Dermatology

We provide consultant-led dermatology outpatient clinics for NHS patients who have been referred by their GP in Swale CCG, Canterbury and Coastal CCG, Ashford CCG and South Coast Kent CCG. We understand skin conditions have a major effect on people’s lives which is why we aim to provide treatment as quickly as possible, often providing surgical treatment for patients the on the same day.

Ophthalmology

We provide consultant-led ophthalmology outpatient clinics for NHS patients with a referral from their local GP in Swale CCG. We review all referrals to ensure patients with eye conditions can be effectively managed in our community clinic in Sheppey, Kent.

Our waiting times are typically 4 to 6 weeks and we provide extended opening times including clinics at the weekend.

If you have any questions relating to dermatology, please call us on 01795 342011

If you have any questions relating to ophthalmology, please call us on 01795 458129

Sheppey Community Hospital

Plover Road
Minister on Sea
Sheerness
ME12 3LT

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Faversham Health Centre

Bank Street
Faversham
ME13 8QR

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Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital

Bell Road
Sittingbourne
ME10 4DT

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The Charing Practice

1 Surgery Close
Charing
Ashford
TN27 0AW

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How our service works

Pre-appointment

GP appointment

See your GP about your skin condition

GP refers to DMC

If required your GP will refer you to DMC Community Services

Appointment booked

GPs will use a national IT system called e-Referral Service to refer you to us

Appointment confirmation

DMC will confirm your appointment via letter, text or by phone

At appointment

Arrive at clinic

Please notify reception and our healthcare assistant that you have arrived

Consultation

Our  consultant will treat you in a one-stop clinic, and if necessary will perform minor surgery

Outcome

At the end of the consultation you will be discharged or booked in for a follow-up appointment

Onward referral

Sometimes it is necessary to refer you to secondary care

Information for GPs: conditions you can refer to us

Kent Dermatology

Inclusions

  • Acne
  • Nail dystrophy
  • Rosacea
  • Dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Warts
  • Mole review
  • Allergy
  • Actinic / Solar Keratosis
  • Loss of hair / hair conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin rashes of unknown diagnosis

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsies
  • Curettage
  • Cryotherapy
  • Scrapings

Exclusions

2WW REFERRALS:

  • Suspected Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Suspected Malignant Melanoma (MM)
  • Suspected rare tumours i.e. lymphoma, sarcoma
  • Patients with conditions requiring PUVA and UVB treatment
  • Cosmetic skin lesions or problems
  • Suspective connective tissue disorders
  • Systemic illness with a rash
  • Cutaneous vasculitis

Kent Ophthalmology

Inclusions

  • Eyelid disorders
  • Conjunctival disorders
  • Corneal disorders
  • Non-acute glaucoma / ocular hypertension
  • Low vision
  • Minor eye surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Posterior segment disease
  • Squint
  • Cataracts
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Minor Surgery Included

  • Entropion
  • Chalazion
  • Electrolysis for trichiasis
  • Lid tumours
  • Lid warts
  • Lid growths
  • Xanthelasmata
  • Naso lacrimal duct syringe probingPatients will be able to have their visual fields performed at the DMC eye clinic on Mondays and Thursdays. If available, this can be done on the same day as their appointment thereby reducing the number of appointments required for your patients

The service will accept all patients (over 16 years) with non-emergency general ophthalmic conditions

Exclusions

  • Acute red eye
  • Major trauma
  • Sudden visual loss
  • New onset flashers / floaters
  • Corneal infiltrates or ulcers
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Scleritis
  • Patient aged under 16
  • Conditions for which adequate primary care management has not been attempted