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Sussex Intermediate Dermatology Service2019-10-24T10:26:31+00:00

Sussex Intermediate Dermatology Service

Overview

The Sussex Intermediate Dermatology Service provides community Dermatology care for NHS patients across Sussex under a contract with Crawley and Horsham & Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

We provide patients and GPs with specialist advice and treatment for a range of skin conditions. Our specialist Dermatology doctors and their multi-disciplinary team aim to diagnose your condition, arrange any investigations necessary and provide treatment to resolve or manage your symptoms.

Your referral

All Dermatology referrals are clinically reviewed to ensure that you are seen in the right place, by the right clinician at the right time:

  1. Your GP will organise a direct referral to our service
  2. Your referral will then be reviewed by an Dermatology specialist who will decide where it is most appropriate for you to be seen
  3. In some cases,  we will provide your GP with a treatment plan so that they can treat your condition in your practice
  4. If you require hospital treatment, our administration team will organise an alternative appointment for you at your preferred choice of hospital –  we will of course advice you of this decision
  5. If it is most appropriate for you to be seen within our Community Dermatology clinics, a member of our friendly administration team will contact you to book you an appointment at one of our local clinics

Your appointment

On the day of your appointment, you will be collected from the waiting room by one of our dedicated Health Care Assistants who will guide you to the clinic room where your ENT specialist will greet you.

Our One Stop clinics aim to ensure that everything you need can be completed in the first appointment. This includes:

  • Full consultation
  • Procedures if required
  • Prescribing medication
  • Self-management advice to support you at home
  • Information leaflets for you to take home

Procedure

Our qualified clinicians are able to complete a wide range of minor surgery procedures as part of your appointment. Routinely, you do not need to do anything different on the day of your appointment and none of the procedures we carry out will require general anaesthetic or sedation. If special measures are required, we will contact you ahead of your appointment to let you know.

Your clinician will fully explain the procedure to you during your appointment and provide you post minor surgery information to take home with you if needed. In some cases, our clinicians may offer you local anaesthetic prior to the procedure.

Following your Dermatology procedure you will usually be able to carry on your day as you normally would.

Clinicians

Our Dermatology Clinical Team:

  • Dr Nadim Ni’Man (Dermatology GPwSI)
  • Dr Sarah Cato (Dermatology GPwSI)
  • Mr Daniel Lichtenstein (Dermatology Consultant)

Contact us

By email: intermediate.services@nhs.net

By telephone: 020 8683 6734

By post: Sussex Intermediate Dermatology Service,
Communitas Clinics, 83 Brigstock Road,
Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7JH

Clinic Locations

You will be offered an appointment at one of our local clinic locations:

Address: Hurst Close, Crawley RH11 8TY

Appointment times:

Tuesdays 08:30 – 16:30

Address: Maidenbower Place, Crawley RH10 7QH

Appointment times:

Friday 08:30 – 16:30

Address: 56 London Rd, Horsham RH12 1AT

Appointment times:

Saturday 08:30 – 12:00