Our award-winning dermatology department is known as the 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 range of skin diseases, including rare and very severe conditions that require treatments not available elsewhere in the UK. We are also an internationally recognised centre of research.


Dermatology Day Care

The Dermatology Day Care (DDC) is a unit within the Bermondsey Centre. It provides facilities for a range of treatments or investigations for people who do not need a full hospital admission, but need more care than what is routinely given during an outpatient clinic appointment. 

It has 2 topical day treatment areas for general skin treatments.

Occasionally people are admitted to the daycare unit for a series of investigations to help diagnose a skin problem and/or get additional specialist opinions in a timely manner.

It is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm


Our dermatology consultants are:

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: September 2022

Contact us

Cancelling an appointment

Phone: 020 7188 8884, option 1

Booking or rescheduling a follow-up appointment

Phone: 020 7188 8884, option 2

Email: [email protected]

Booking or rescheduling a new appointment

Phone: 020 7188 8884, option 3

Email: [email protected]

Please also see the contact details for each of our services.


3rd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Bermondsey Centre, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

1st floor, Staircase C, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Dermatology nurse call back

Phone: 020 7188 7847

This service is for existing patients only.

You can use this service to book an appointment for a specialist dermatology nurse to call you back at a specific date and time.

You'll need to provide your hospital number or NHS number.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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