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Dermatology services

Diagnosing and treating skin diseases

Our dermatology department is known as St John's Institute of  Dermatology. It opened in 1863, and is now one of the world's leading centres for patients with skin disease.  

We are the largest clinical dermatology department in the UK.

We:

  • treat a wide range of skin diseases from common ones to rare and very severe conditions requiring treatments not available elsewhere in the UK
  • are an internationally recognised centre of research into skin diseases
  • are a postgraduate training centre in dermatology for other health professionals, including dermatologists from all over the world. 

Our facilities

  • outpatient departments at both Guy's and St Thomas'
  • inpatient beds
  • intermediary care and outpatient day care suites
  • a dermatology surgery and laser treatment centre
  • a clinical research area and laboratories.

Dermatology services

See the specialties tab| to see the services that our department offers.