Call us on: 020 7635 1012

Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest

We provide consultant-led and delivered community dermatology service available to NHS patients registered within the Redditch, Wyre Forest registered populations. Our service delivers assessment and treatment for a variety of skin problems and includes minor procedures.

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

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.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01527 549998

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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 of 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

Inclusions

  • Management of mild to moderate forms of common rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, urticaria, fungal infections
  • Premalignant skin lesions (Solar keratoses or Bowen’s disease)
  • Low risk BCCs on trunks and limbs in line with NICE skin cancer guidance 2010
  • Acne
  • Diagnosis, investigation or management of other chronic rashes, unless diagnostic doubt
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Diagnosis, investigation or management of mild/ moderate/ non-worrying dermatoses and skin lesion in children unless diagnostic doubt
  • Conditions of hair scalp and nails
  • Medication review
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Management and advice including follow up of skin cancer conditions treated in secondary care by agreement;
  • Medical mycology

Procedures Performed

  • Category B cryotherapy (BCC, Bowen’s Disease, Bowenoid papulosis of penis, Pagets disease of anus)
  • Minor surgical procedures (Excision, Cautery and Biopsies)

Exclusions

  • Patients who are not registered with a member GP Practice of R&B CCG or WF CCG
  • Urgent 2 week wait cancer referral
  • High risk BCC / Phototherapy and Patch testing
  • Benign lesions such as verruca’s, warts, viral warts etc
  • Leg ulcers (please refer to community leg ulcer or vascular surgeon)
  • Acute infections needing urgent/inpatient treatment e.g. cellulitis
  • Benign skin lesion for cosmetics reasons
  • Severe inflammatory skin disease requiring non-conventional therapy
  • Specialised skin surgery / Laser treatment /
  • Life threatening skin disease
  • Severe paediatric skin disease (patients under 16 years old)
  • Genital dermatology / Genetic dermatology
  • Non-malignant lymphoedema
  • HIV and infectious disease of the skin
  • Leprosy / Specialised dermapathology
  • Occupational dermatoses and contact dermatoses
    Procedure Exclusions
  • Clinically urgent procedures
  • Procedures related to the treatment of malignant diseases, apart from low risk BCC’s
  • Category A Cryotherapy (Actinic Keratoses, Skin tags, Keloids, symptomatic seborrheic warts, viral warts, plantar warts)