Community Consultant led GPSI Dermatology

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GPwSI led Dermatology Service that cares for common inflammatory skin disease and painful benign skin tumours.

If it's a simple excision/incision- <5cm, not in a hazardous location- please consider a referral to the Community Minor Surgery Service. Click here for further information.

Please consider using Teledermatology for diagnosis and advice/guidance for ongoing treatment. Requests are responded to within 3 working days- meaning a shorter wait for your patient. They can also manage any onward referral including to Community Dermatology if required. More information on the service can be found here.

Please do not refer to any service for purely cosmetic procedures as these are not funded- see the Evidence Based Interventions policy page

Eligibility criteria


  • Simple excisions
  • Skin biopsy
  • Scalp biopsy
  • Mycology analysis
  • Viral and bacterial swabs


  • All Skin Cancers
  • Children (0-15)
  • Very severe inflammatory skin disease where the patient may need admission, immunosuppressive medication or phototherapy

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs


Referral methods: e-Referrals

  • Service Name: Community GP Led Dermatology Service- John Scott Health Centre- RQX11
  • Service ID: 189889
  • Service Location: John Scott Health Centre
  • Service Provider Organisation: Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Specialty: Dermatology


  • Service Name: Community GP Led Dermatology Service- Well Street Surgery- Shore Road- RQX71
  • Service ID: 5605653
  • Service Location: Well Street Surgery
  • Service Provider: Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Specialty Dermatology



John Scott Health Centre
Well Street Surgery