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Dermatology

Bristol Dermatology provides a wide range of services for the diagnosis and care of people with skin diseases, including skin cancer. The services are provided by a team of consultants, associate specialists, specialist nurses and GPs with a specialist interest across venues in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We welcome feedback on our service.

Access/referrals

There is no direct access for new patients requiring a dermatology opinion. All new patients need a medical referral.

Letter and Choose and Book referrals

New appointments are ranked as urgent or routine when the referral letter is received.

Two week wait skin cancer referral service

All patients with a mark or lump on their skin that could be a melanoma or invasive squamous cell skin cancer are referred through the electronic two week wait system and seen within that period.

On call service

GPs and local consultants have access to an on-call dermatology service through the UH Bristol switchboard.

Teledermatology service

There is a teledermatology service for all GP practices within Bristol that provides management advice within three working days.

Telephone advice

The consultants or registrars are happy to discuss particularly urgent cases over the telephone in order to try to fit these occasional patients into their next clinic if necessary. Paediatric referrals should be made to Dr Kennedy or Dr Lindsay Shaw at the children's hospital.

Services we offer

The following services are available, via consultant referral:

Consultants

Dr Adam Bray
Tel no: 0117 342 4739
Specialist areas: skin cancer, dermatological surgery.

Dr David de Berker
Tel no: 0117 342 3419
Specialist areas: skin cancer, dermatological surgery, systemic treatments, nail diseases.

Dr Giles Dunnill
Tel no: 0117 342 2785
Specialist areas: skin cancer, photosensitive diseases and phototherapy, blistering diseases, biologic therapy.

Dr Cameron Kennedy
Tel no: 0117 342 2520
Specialist areas: medical dermatology, autoimmune diseases, paediatric dermatology.

Dr Shalini Narayan
Tel no: 0117 342 4739
Specialist areas: general dermatology including skin cancer.

Dr Jane Sansom
Tel no: 0117 342 2770
Specialist areas: eczema and contact allergy, vulval diseases and skin cancer.

Dr Lindsay Shaw
Tel no: 0117 342 2234
Specialist areas: medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology.

Dr Kat Nightingale (Associate Specialist)
Tel no: 0117 342 2770
Specialist areas: medical and community dermatology and skin cancer.

Integration with primary care

Consultant partnering is undertaken with GPSI clinics in the community. This includes cinics run through:
  • Knowle Health Park (William Budd HC)
  • Greenway Centre
  • Stoke Gifford Medical centre

Bristol Teledermatology

There is an integrated Teledermatology service working thoughout Bristol. Over 50 GP practices have access to a three working day response service from Bristol Dermatology through our online secure teledermatology service for primary care. This service is designed to aid GPs manage patient skin problems close to home, promptly with the additional expertise of a consultant dermatologist, but without a visit to the hospital. Where a visit to the hospital is needed, the service can help direct patients to the best place for prompt treatment. The Teledermatology service provides an ongoing framework for the education of GPs in dermatology such that continuous learning will equip them to provide a better service for their patients.

The University Hospitals Dermatology team also provide consultant dermatology services to North Bristol Trust.