Aisha Nakasi – medical secretary
Tel: 020 7188 0844
Severe eczema clinic referrals
St John's Institute of Dermatology
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
We accept referrals from all medical professionals.
Please send your referral to the above address
Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient
We aim to see all new patients within eight weeks of receiving referrals.
If your referral is urgent please contact our assistant service manager, Koyinsola Quadry on 020 7188 1901, who can arrange a discussion with our clinic team.
We will see patients with severe eczema (as indicated by POEM >10 or SCORAD >15 and DLQI >10) despite standard topical therapy, likely to require systemic therapy, and where any of the following criteria are met:
(i) standard systemic therapy (azathioprine, ciclosporin) has failed or cannot be used
(ii) expert dermatological advice required because of diagnostic uncertainty, the eczema is complex or multi-factorial in origin, or where rare eczematous dermatological disease is suspected (Netherton's syndrome, Hyper IgE syndrome, Hypereosinophilic syndrome
(iii) MDT input is required including but not limited to:
- multi-organ atopy ( airway/nose/eye/GI) unresponsive to standard therapy; severe/complex IgE allergy (multiple sensitizations,desensitization planned)
- suspicion/presence of underlying immunological disorder (recurrent or severe infections, infections with unusual organisms, family history, abnormal investigations)
- eczema with co-existing multi morbidity (ies) that complicates choice of therapy
- eczema in people whose skin disease is associated with important psychological or psychiatric morbidity that is preventing optimal management.