Teledermatology

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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.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Skin conditions that do not meet the exclusion criteria

Exclusions

Patients who meet the criteria for a two week wait referral

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

EMIS form

Referral methods: E-referral

The service is available on e-RS.

Specialty:        Dermatology

Clinic Type:     Not Otherwise Specified

Service name: RAS Teledermatology  -  Main Outpatients Department  -  Homerton  -  RQX

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