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Dermatology Service

The Dermatology Service provides a range of services for the diagnosis and care of people with a skin complaint including skin cancer. The services are provided by a consultant lead team with specialist nurses and GPs with a specialist interest that operates from GP surgeries across the Island.


How can I access this service?

There is no direct access for new patients requiring a dermatology opinion. All new patients need a medical referral from their own GP or a Hospital consultant. All patient referrals are triaged by a clinical team and then allocated to a clinic.
Patients with intermediate conditions may be asked to see a General Practitioner trained in dermatology (GPSI). We have a number of GPSI’s clinics that allow patients faster access to the dermatology service.

All patients with a mark or lump on their skin that could be a melanoma or invasive squamous cell skin cancer are referred through the two week wait system and seen within that period.

If you already have an appointment then please click here for further information.

Contact us at: 

Dermatology Department
The Lighthouse Clinic
62 Crocker Street
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 5DA

Tel: 01983 552590

Information Leaflets

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has an excellent list of most dermalogical conditions and medications related to dermatology.

To view the Patient Information Leaflet please click here.

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