If you would like an appointment to see a Dermatologist, you would need to see your General Practitioner initially. They will assess your condition and decide whether a referral to hospital is relevant or necessary.
If your General Practitioner decides that it would be appropriate for you to be referred to our department with regards to your skin condition, they may arrange for a referral letter to be sent to us.
You have the right to start your treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from that referral date. Unless it is clinically appropriate for you to wait longer, or you have chosen yourself to delay treatment.
Patients with urgent conditions such as suspected cancer, will be able to be seen and receive treatment more quickly. In these circumstances you have the right to be seen by a specialist within a maximum of two weeks from GP referral date.
For more information with regards to waiting times within the NHS, please visit the NHS website.
Your General Practitioner may choose to refer you using the national electronic referral service which gives patients a choice of place, date and time for their first outpatient appointment in a hospital or clinic.