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Dermatology (Skin conditions)

Phototherapy Day Treatment Area

Contact: (0191) 2824214

The Phototherapy Day Treatment Area provides specialist treatment and advice for patients with a range of skin disorders including psoriasis and eczema. Treatments carried out include:

  • Phototherapy (specialist light based therapy using ultra violet (UV) radiation from artificial light sources, including narrow band, broad band, UVB, and PUVA)
  • Blood monitoring for systemic (ie: medicine in tablet form) therapies
  • Topical treatments (ie: skin cream based )
  • Monitoring of Methotrexate (specialist medication used to treat different types of rheumatic disease, including rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis)

The Treatment Area is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Staff you are likely to meet

Please click here for details about staff you might see in the unit.

Maps and directions to the Dermatology Department

You can find maps and directions for how to get to the Phototherapy Treatment Area in the Dermatology Department.

Things you need to know

  • Depending on your prescribed treatment you may need to attend the clinic  two - three times a week, or even daily.
  • Men should bring appropriate underwear allowing complete protection of the genital area from the ultra violet light.
  • A nurse will discuss your treatment and any associated side effects with you, as this is a nurse led clinic.


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