Dermatology (Skin conditions)
The Dermatology service, based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, is a leading provider of specialist healthcare and advice on skin conditions for both adults and children in the North East of England.
This website will hopefully give you some more information about what we do, where we do it, and how you can access our services.
Who we are - caring for you with a personal touch
Our highly skilled clinical and nursing staff see over 80,000 patients every year, and carry out an extensive range of investigations and treatments for skin cancer (melanomas) and all other types of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin ulcers.
We also provide a number of clinics throughout the region in order to provide care to our patients closer to their homes.
The department is also at the forefront of education, research and development and has very strong links with local universities.
What we do - our services and clinics
We have an extensive range of specialist clinics and treatments available which are all available for your GP to book you into via Choose and Book. They include;
- Melanoma Screening Clinic - for patients referred by their GPs with suspected melanoma, a common and easily treatable form of skin cancer if diagnosed early. This service is available via your GP through the Choose and Book system and you will be offered an appointment within 2 weeks.
- Phototherapy - an innovative and highly effective light treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
- Mohs micrographic surgery - an extremely successful method of skin surgery that only removes the cancer cells. This is particularly appreciated where the skin cancer is very visible.
- Genital Dermatoses Clinic - the only clinic in the North of England for people with skin problems around the genital area.
See our Services and Clinics section to see a full list of clinics available. We run clinics not only in Newcastle but throughout the region as far north as Berwick.
Where we are - our ward and outpatient department
Most of our tests and treatments are provided in our outpatient department without the need for an overnight stay. If you need to be admitted for longer term care you will be looked after on Ward 5 at the RVI. All of our services are based within the New Victoria Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Meet our team of staff
All of our staff are highly-skilled and experienced in delivering the best patient care. In the section linked here you can learn a bit more about some of the staff that you might meet within Dermatology.