Skin services

“Spearheaded by the Clinical Services Leader, Dr Lesley Sunderland, our Specialist Dermatology Clinic was established in 2006 and has proved such a vital service we now care for over 1000 patients per year. Our solid team of GPs with a special interest in dermatology, Consultant and Dermatology Nurse, offer a breadth of knowledge and skills covering common dermatology complaints and more complex individual cases, ensuring that each patient receives the same level of care regardless of the nature of their referral.

"I can't believe how quick the service was including booking my follow up tests"

The Dermatology Clinic is run by:

Dr Lesley Sunderland, GP with Special Interest Dermatology

MBChB MRCGP Dip Dermatology

Dr Sunderland is an experienced GP partner at The Street Lane Practice with a proven track record in Service Delivery and Clinical Governance. She is also Clinical Leader for Street Lane Services.

Dr Kay Baxter, Consultant Dermatologist                                                  

SCS Dip FRCP

Dr Baxter is a Consultant Dermatologist. She joined our team to provide a link with hospital dermatology. Her hospital post is in Barnsley.

Dr Angela Goyal, GP with Special Interest Dermatology

MRCGP PGDCD (London)

Dr Goyal works as a GP at Leeds Student Medical Practice. 

Dr Amar Ahmed, GP with Special Interest Dermatology                         

MB ChB MRCGP Dip Dermatology

Dr Ahmed works as a GP at Rutland Lodge Medical Practice.

Dr Rachel Doswell, GP with Special Interest Dermatology

MB ChB MRCGP Dip Dermatology

Dr Doswell works as a GP at Topcliffe Surgery.

Nicola Whitfield

Specialist Dermatology Nurse and Independent Prescriber. Her dedicated skills help patients with eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Fiona Reid 

Specialist Dermatology Nurse and Independent Prescriber. Her dedicated skills help patients with eczema, psoriasis and acne.

 Referrals welcomed by the Dermatology Clinic:

• Psoriasis – except if second line treatments are anticipated PUVA, uvb or oral medication

• Eczema – Atopic, Seborrhoeic, Contract (allergy/irritant) Asteatotic and Discoid

• Diagnostic dilemmas – other rashes

• Severe acne – including those for Isotretinoin

• Rosacea 

• Precancerous skin conditions 

• Disorders of pigmentation 

• Disorders of hair/nails 

• Urticaria 

• Blistering disorders 

• Benign tumours/diagnostic uncertainty

Low risk Basal Cell Carcinoma

We have recently been awarded a contract to treat low risk Basel Cell Carcinoma in the community. The service will be run under the supervision of Dr Kay Baxter, Consultant Dermatologist, with regular attendance at the local skin cancer multidisciplinary team meetings. We will be able to offer medical and surgical treatment depending on the features of the lesion.

A low risk BCC would be:

<1cm below the level of the clavicle, Superficial or nodyloulcerative with well defined margins.

Exclusion criteria:  

Patients must be >24 years old. They cannot have a genetic predisposition to skin cancer (eg Gorlins) or be immunocompromised.They must NOT be recurrent, previously incompletely excised or have indistinct borders such as morphoeic BCC.

Lesions requiring excision will be assessed initially in dermatology clinic. Non surgical options, such as Photo Dynamic Therapy and imiquimod, will be considered. If excision is required patients will be referred on to our Minor Surgery Clinic.

In the future we hope to expand this further to accept larger BCC.

Our Choose and Book page will be amended when this situation changes.

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