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South Sefton, Southport and Formby

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We provide consultant-led dermatology outpatient clinics for NHS patients who have been referred by their GP in South Sefton, Southport and Formby. We review all referrals to ensure patients can be effectively managed in our community clinic. Please note this clinic only accepts GP referrals for patients within the South Sefton CCG and the Southport and Formby CCG area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Our waiting times are typically four to six weeks and we provide extended opening times including clinics at the weekend.

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.

If you have a reaction to your medication, please read this SJS/TEN Patient Information Leaflet or contact our admin team. In an emergency, please dial 999.

Clinic locations

  • Sefton Suite Diagnostic Centre
    1 Kenilworth Road, Liverpool, L23 3AD
  • Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing
    44-46 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0PQ
  • Ainsdale Centre for Health and Wellbeing
    164 Sandbrook Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3RJ
  • Triangle House
    12 Church St, Southport, PR9 0QT

Information for GPs: conditions you can refer to us


  • Benign skin tumours
  • Moderate eczema
  • Moderate Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Alopecia/ Scalp conditions
  • Chronic or recurrent skin infections
  • Hydradenitis
  • Infestation(s)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff
  • Sun Damage/Actinic Keratosis/Solar Keratosis /Bowens Disease
  • Nail disorders
  • Keloid scaring
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Urticaria
  • Mild inflammatory skin disease
  • Pityriasis versicolor; Pytyriasis rosea


  • Patients not registered within Southport and Formby CCG or South Sefton CCG
  • High risk Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Mild eczema
  • Mild psoriasis
  • Undertreated acne and rosacea
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Warts and verruca’s
  • Solar keratosis where diagnosis is certain and no trail of treatment
  • Seborrheic warts unless bleeding or very troublesome
  • Leg ulcers (which should be referred to the leg ulcer team)
  • Procedures of low clinical priority
  • Skin lesions being removed or treated for cosmetic purposes

Clinical Effectiveness

Clinical effectiveness means ensuring that all aspects of service delivery are designed to provide the best outcomes for patients. This is achieved by ensuring that the right care is delivered to the right person at the right time they are in need and in the correct setting.


A patient’s information should always be up to date and correct on any systems used. It should also be confidential through correct storage and management of data.

Risk Management

Risk Management involves having robust systems in place to understand, monitor and minimise the risks to patients and staff and to learn from mistakes. When things go wrong in the delivery of care, our staff teams should feel safe admitting it and be able to learn and share what they have learnt, which embeds change in practice.

Patient & Public Involvement

Communication with patients and the public is essential to gain insight on the quality of care we deliver, and any possible problems that can result. Public involvement is equally as important to ensure that patient and public feedback is used to improve services into day-to-day practice for better patient outcomes.

Education & Training

This encompasses the provision of appropriate support to enable staff to be competent in doing their jobs and to develop their skills so that they are up to date. Professional development needs to continue through lifelong learning.

Staff Management

This ensures the organisation recruits highly skilled staff and aligns them with the correct job roles. Staff are supported in professional development and to gain and improve their skills.


The aim of the audit process is to ensure that clinical practice is continuously monitored and that deficiencies in relation to set standards of care are remedied. Research goes alongside audits to pioneer best practice improvements.