Coronavirus: dermatology update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information.
How do I get an appointment?
You can be referred to our department by your general medical or dental practitioner. We also accept referrals from other hospitals and specialist centres.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your appointment for any reason, please contact us on 020 7188 7307 or 020 7188 6279. Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer your appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
Please bring to your appointment a list of any current medication you are taking including prescription medication, medicine you have brought yourself and any alternative medicines, for example herbal remedies
You may also find it useful to bring a list of any questions that you may have for the doctors.
At your appointment
At your appointment you can expect to see a consultant dermatologist or a registrar (training dermatologist). Your appointment may take up to one hour.
As this is a teaching hospital, students supervised by qualified staff might be involved in your care. It is valuable training for students and does not affect the quality of your treatment in any way, but please tell us if you do not want them to be present or involved. We will always respect your wishes.
After your appointment
After your appointment we will send a letter to you and your local health team summarising your visit. If you do not wish to receive a copy of your clinic letter then please let our receptionist know.
- The BAD (British Association of Dermatologists) provide leaflets for Lichen Planus (LP), Pemphigus Vulgaris(PV), Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP).
- PEM Friends – a support group for people in the UK who have been diagnosed with either Pemphigus or Pemphigoid, or those who care for them.