We are a team of doctors and nurses who offer advice on a wide variety of skin disease. We see most patients as outpatients, in a number of different locations;
Ward 25 at the Ulster hospital, Lagan Valley, Downe, Bangor and Ards Hospitals.
We run services including Phototherapy, Patch Testing, Photo-dynamic Therapy, Laser (for some specific conditions), Skin Surgery and Mole Mapping (for a specific patient group). We have a range of specialised clinics including Complex Skin clinic, Urgent Rash clinic, Paediatric dermatology, Hair clinic, and a clinic for significantly immunosuppressed patients.
Attending a dermatology outpatient appointment is often for help with confirming a diagnosis of a skin problem, or to help improve the management. Sometimes we might need to take a skin biopsy during an appointment. These are very straightforward procedures carried out under local anaesthetic. Information on what to expect is available in the leaflet attached.
‘For more information on skin surgery under local anaesthetic, click here to view an information leaflet for patients. Please be aware that not all patients will require a biopsy or skin surgery.
British Association of Dermatology patient pages
Home – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
This is a valuable source of information containing;
UV/Sun awareness information; Sun Awareness – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
A-Z patient information leaflets of many different skin conditions and treatments; A-Z Conditions & Treatments – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
A directory of common symptoms and conditions including acne, eczema, skin allergy, psoriasis and skin cancer; Symptoms & Treatments – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
Comprehensive videos on how to use various skin treatments including wet wraps, topical steroids, scalp applications and paste bandages; Video Guides – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
A list of a weblinks for a wide variety of patient support groups; Patient Support Groups – BAD Patient Hub (skinhealthinfo.org.uk)
Melanoma focus website; Melanoma Charity for Professionals, Patients & Public – Melanoma Focus
Including video about examining lymph nodes What to look out for after surgery – Melanoma Focus
Dermnetnz website; Useful for patients and clinicians
DermNet | Dermatology Resource
Care in the Sun website; A local website which has lots of useful information about preventing and detecting skin cancer.