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This new service enables GPs to send photos of skin conditions for review by Homerton Dermatology Consultants. Following review, the service will issue a management plan to the GP or process an onward referral - if this is needed.
Please ensure that the Teledermatology request process is followed carefully. Homerton have received a number of requests that they have needed to reject. This results in a poor experience for the patient and wastes clinician time in primary/secondary care. For information on the process- see the Standard Operating Procedure and Checklists in downloads.
See Teledermatology CCF Slides in downloads section for more information on the service and the pathway.
Skin conditions that do not meet the exclusion criteria. Since COVID-19 in April, GPs can now refer dermatascope photos of suspected 2ww skin conditons. Please ensure you state 2ww on the referral form.
Patients whose dermatological condition is causing extreme psychological distress
Patients with widespread rashes or severe inflammatory conditions with systemic symptoms/of an urgent nature
Patients with a widespread dermatological condition where it is not appropriate/practical to take images
Patients with 2 or more lesions for assessment
Breast, perianal and genital rashes or lesions
Patients with existing safeguarding concerns (adults and children/young people)
Patients who lack mental capacity to consent, unless the clinician is satisfied that making a teledermatology referral is in the patient’s best interest.
The following exclusions also apply for children only:
Images where faces can be identified
Known chronic inflammatory skin conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis)
Children with existing safeguarding concerns
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service:
Referral methods: e-Referrals
The service is available on e-RS.
Clinic Type: Not Otherwise Specified
Service name: RAS Teledermatology - Main Outpatients Department - Homerton - RQX
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