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What the service does

The dermatology service diagnoses and treats patients with skin, hair and nail conditions. We regularly see the following conditions in our clinics:

We provide the following day care services:

  • phototherapy
  • iontophoresis
  • patient education

We provide the following additional / regional services:

  • Mohs micrographic surgery – a surgical procedure used to treat skin cancer
  • photodermatology and photodiagnostics – a clinic that diagnoses and manages patients with skin disorders caused by light sensitivity
  • vascular anomalies service – management of patients with complex vascular birthmarks and vascular skin lesions that develop later in life
  • skin cancer prevention and management in transplant patients – a clinic to help patients whose immune system has been weakened by a transplant and who are at increased risk of skin cancer
  • vulval dermatology – assessment and management of skin conditions that affect female genitals
  • mole mapping / screening – photographing moles and monitoring for changes that may mean the mole needs to be removed

We also work closely with the following services:

  • plastic surgery
  • oncology
  • radiology
  • pathology

Who provides the service

The dermatology team is made up of:

  • consultants
  • registrars
  • specialty doctors
  • trainee doctors
  • specialist nurses
  • administration staff

How to access the service

You must be referred to the dermatology service by one of the following:

  • GP
  • another hospital specialty
  • another dermatology department outside Belfast Trust

Location of service

The dermatology service is provided across three sites:

  • outpatient and day care facilities at the Royal Victoria Hospital
  • outpatient and day care facilities at Belfast City Hospital
  • paediatric dermatology clinics at the Children’s Hospital

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