Dermatology Appointments

Cancelling appointments

If you are unable to keep your appointment please ensure you give at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer it to someone else.
Cancelling appointments on the day or failing to attend appointments without prior notice may mean that you will have to be seen by your GP again and be re- referred; causing you delay in receiving treatment.

Waiting to be seen

Always report to the reception desk and say you have a dermatology appointment. The reception desk deal with a number of clinics and the clarification to why you have attended can avoid any confusion.
We always try to ensure that you are seen at your appointment time. Occasionally there are times, beyond our control, when there are delays. If this happens the nursing and reception staff will endeavour to keep you informed of the clinic's progress.
You may notice that other patients are being called in ahead of you. This is because there are many other clinics running at the same time. If you have any concerns please ask at the reception staff.

After your appointment

The dermatology department will automatically send out patient follow up appointments.
If you have a biopsy taken the dermatology department will contact you once the department has received the results. This can take from 2-4 weeks depending on what type of biopsy it is and if it required additional analysis.

If you have any questions regarding your appointment or there is anything you did not understand, please speak to the nurse before you leave.
We appreciate that sometimes patients have questions after their appointments. If this is the case, please ring our Staff on 01983 552590

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