We provide dermatology services at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup. The department treats patients of all ages with acute and chronic conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
Clinics and Locations
University Hospital Lewisham
Dermatology Unit, Ground Floor, Pink Zone, University Hospital Lewisham
T: 020 8333 3244
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Outpatient Department, Ground Floor, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Mary's Sidcup
A consultant from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust runs clinics on Fridays at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup for patients Bexley.
Outpatients department at QMS at junction 7
T: 0208 302 2678 x4062
What services are provided?
- Routine and urgent reviews of dermatology cases
- Management and treatment of skin cancer
- Dermatology daycare unit for adults and children with chronic diseases including severe eczema and psoriasis.
- Weekly paediatric dermatology clinic. This includes nurse-led demonstrations of treatment applications and patient education sessions
- Dermatology skin surgery including excision biopsies, curettages and shave excisions
- Complex facial tumour surgery
- Weekly nurse led acne clinic
- Cosmetic camouflage
Dermatologists also diagnose and remove skin cancers of which there are three main types:
- basal cell carcinoma (rodent ulcer) which is very common, slow growing and not at all serious
- squamous cell carcinoma which is less common and in some cases can be more serious
- malignant melanoma which should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to prevent future problems.
How do I get a referral?
Your GP can refer you to the Dermatology service. The department tries to keep routine appointment waits at no longer than 8 weeks and urgent appointments within 2 weeks.
If your GP thinks that you may have a malignant melanoma or a squamous carcinoma, you will be referred on the 2 week wait system and be seen within 2 weeks. If your GP is worried about a mole but doesn’t think it is likely to be cancerous you will be seen within 4 weeks in the Pigmented Lesion Clinic.