Coronavirus: children's dermatology service update
Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services which may require cancellation of appointments.
We are attempting to contact all patients with a future scheduled appointment.
In some cases we are changing appointments to a telephone consultation, and in certain circumstances, a video appointment.
Some appointments may be cancelled without a future date being arranged at this stage. If we cancel your appointment you will remain on our waiting list and we will contact you in due course. Some patients may be discharged back to their GP and we will write to you if this is the case.
If you have not heard from us within three days of your scheduled appointment, please contact us by email PaediatricDermatologyAdministration@gstt.nhs.uk.
If you are unable to use email or your query is urgent, please call the following number 020 7188 6393.
Our phone lines are very busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.
If you are an existing patient who has previously been seen in our paediatric dermatology service and needs advice from the clinical team you can book a (choose and book online) appointment with a CNS to receive advice or help with:
- your diagnosis
- medicines, including any side effects
- concerns about your symptoms or management that need to be addressed before your next appointment.
Alternatively, you can call 0207 188 7188 ext 52554 and leave a message.
See our frequently asked questions for further information.
We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need advice from our clinical team please use the current advice and guidance channels including eRS Advice and guidance for written communication or Consultant Connect to speak to senior clinician immediately.
We would encourage you to contact our clinical team through advice and guidance before making any referrals. We are vetting all referrals.
We will be contacting urgent patients but we are not currently booking routine patients and so there may be a significant delay before seeing your patient.
Please consider this before making any referral as our capacity to see new patients is very limited.
Our frequently asked questions page has answers to common questions we have received from patients.