Dermatology

"Working with Community Outpatients has given me the opportunity to deliver a completely fresh approach to Dermatology.

Within my hospital clinics I frequently treated patients that had waited considerable amounts of time to attend appointments for conditions that really didn't require hospital treatment. I was enthused by the chance to work with a company that was able to change that, providing patients with hospital standards of care close to their home."

Dr John Ashworth, Medical Director


Our patients benefit from:

  • First appointments within 6 weeks
  • Fast access to consultant-led assessment, diagnosis and treatment from dermatology services across the UK
  • Low follow up rates
  • Seamless, integrated pathways
  • Choice of convenient, local, comfortable hubs
  • Up to 90% of presentations managed entirely within the community
  • Our dedicated referral administration team contact patients to offer a choice of times, dates and locations for their appointment, taking into consideration any specific requirements they may have.

Our community dermatology services work closely with local primary, secondary and community providers to deliver fully integrated care. Our clinics include minor surgery, cryotherapy, patch testing, roaccutane/isotretinoin management as well as teledermatology to provide convenient, seamless care close to home.

We have also utilised our experience and clinical expertise in supporting a number of acute trusts, relieving waiting list issues, alleviating backlogs and providing full outpatient and acute services, including PUVA therapy, 2 Week Wait pathway and outpatient procedures. By working both within the hospital and in community based settings we tailor our method of delivery to the needs of the hospital.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the Government’s health watchdog, responsible for ensuring that healthcare services registered with it provide high quality care that is safe, effective and compassionate. The CQC regularly inspect many of our services, click here for the latest report for this service.

We are now one of the largest providers of Dermatology in the UK. Find out more about our Community Dermatology services using the map or Contact Us for details on how our services can improve the quality of community healthcare in your area.

I would like to thank you for the prompt and considerate service I received. The consultation with the specialist was quickly received and the removal of the lesion was carried out efficiently and thoughtfully.

Dermatology patient

98% of patients would be either Extremely Likely or Likely to recommend the service for Friends and Family.

CQC Accredited

Patients seen in less than 4-6 weeks

85-90% of patients treated within the community

Over 150 community hubs across the UK

Over 150,000 initial appointments each year