Dermatology (Skin conditions)

Children's Clinic

We know that coming into hospital can often be upsetting for children and their parents. To help make your child’s experience as stress free as possible, we have a special clinic just for children in our Dermatology Outpatient Department.

Specialist clinics and services

We offer a range of clinics and services specifically for children:

  • The children’s dermatology clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 5.00pm. This helps children who need frequent treatment (eg cream-based treatments) to be seen before or after school.
  • We provide a dedicated children’s dermatology clinic - led by consultants - on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • We have nurse-led eczema clinics and treatment clinics on most days.
  • We have an on-call dermatology service which includes a children’s service from 8.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am to 5.00pm at weekends.

Expert staff

All our staff are experienced in working with children, their parents or carers. Our nurses are also skilled in teaching children and parents how to apply their own treatment and change dressings themselves.

Clinics are run by:

  • Dr Aileen Taylor, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist 
  • Dr Suzy Leech, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist

They are supported by:

  • Sister Marion Macpherson
  • Sister Jenny Underhill

Things you need to know

  • There is a play area next to the waiting room, with toys, games & books for our young patients. Please note that the play area is not supervised, although our staff are close at hand at all times should any problems arise.
  • Baby changing facilities are available beside the play area.


More information

For more information about the Children's Dermatology Clinic, please contact us.

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