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Why is dermatology important?. According to the British Skin Foundation, at present there are about 8 million people in the United Kingdom with a serious skin condition. This includes both skin cancer and inflammatory skin disease. That is 1 person in every 8 people in the UK.

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why is dermatology important
Why is dermatology important?
  • According to the British Skin Foundation, at present there are about 8 million people in the United Kingdom with a serious skin condition.
  • This includes both skin cancer and inflammatory skin disease.
  • That is 1 person in every 8 people in the UK.
  • In Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust catchment population of approximately 500,000 that is potentially 62,500 patients.
  • It is a great challenge.
what do we do
What do we do?
  • Phototherapy including UVA, BBUVB, NBUVB - the most comprehensive service in the area!
  • Nurse-led Adviceline
  • Nurse-led Diagnostic Biopsy clinics
  • Nurse-led skin cancer support
  • Nurse-led chronic disease management and follow-up care
  • Nurse-led Isotretinoin reviews
  • Patch testing
  • Excellent patient care and information provision