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North Kent

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We provide consultant-led dermatology outpatient clinics for NHS patients in North Kent. We review all referrals to ensure patients can be effectively managed in our community clinics in North Kent. We aim to see patients between 4 to 6 weeks and we will provide extended opening times including clinics at the weekend. Due to the transfer of services from Medway Foundation Trust to DMC on the 1st April, our waiting times are longer then usual whilst we clear the inherited backlog. We understand skin conditions have a major effect on people’s lives which is why we aim to provide treatment as quickly as possible, often providing surgical treatment for patients the on the same day.

Clinic locations

  • Balmoral Gardens Healthy Living Centre
    Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN
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  • Gateway Medical Practice
    Fleet Health Campus, Vale Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8BZ
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  • Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital
    Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4HG
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  • Sheppey Community Hospital
    Plover Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 3LT
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  • St Marys Island Surgery
    Edgeway, St Mary’s Island, Chatham, ME4 3EP
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  • Rainham Healthy Living Centre
    103-107 High Street, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 8AA
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Information for GPs: conditions you can refer to us

Inclusions

The service is available to all patients (adult and children) registered with a Medway, Swale or Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley GP practice. This includes patients referred on the 2 week wait cancer pathway. The delivery of this service will be supported by the provision of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic modalities such as but not limited to:

  • Punch Biopsy
  • Shave Biopsy
  • Skin Surgery
  • Cyrotherapy
  • Treatments – Oral, topical, injections
  • Phototherapy Treatment Services (PUVA)
  • Prescribing of medications that primary care are unable to prescribe
  • Monitoring of patients prescribed DMARDs, immunosuppressant’s biologics and oral retinoids
  • Photo chemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)

Exclusions

The service does not include the delivery of services which form part of the essential and additional primary care services, unless they are failing to respond to optimised last line primary treatments, including but not limited to:

  • Mild/moderate acne
  • Mild/moderate childhood atopic eczema
  • PDiscoid eczema, xerosis, generated pruritus
  • Tinea/fungal/recurrent bacterial infections
  • Pityriasis Versicolor
  • Plaque psoriasis confined to discrete areas • Melasma/Chloasma

In addition, the following exclusion criteria apply:

  • Hospital inpatient care
  • Angiodema
  • Wounds/leg ulcers – to be managed in the community
  • Burns
  • Laser Service
  • Dermatological Emergencies
  • Excision of benign skin lesions, viral warts and skin tags for purely aesthetic reasons
  • Rare, complex and severe conditions of adults and children that are felt to be beyond the scope, skills and expertise of the service clinicians to manage
  • Cosmetic procedures e.g. Tattoo removal, refashioning of a scar

The service must be delivered in accordance with the Kent and Medway Referral and Treatment Criteria (RaTC).