REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Primary Care Dermatology Services

Checked: 14-11-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 14-11-2019

Primary Care Dermatology Service - Bristol

This service is only available to patients registered with a GP in the Bristol area

The Bristol Community Health Dermatology Service is comprised of specialist dermatology nurses and GPs with a specialist interest in dermatology who offer diagnosis, treatment and education on long-term skin conditions to the whole Bristol area. The service is based in four clinics.

For further information including the service’s referral form please visit the Bristol Community Health - Dermatology website.

Referral Guidance - Bristol

Referrals should include a detailed past and present medical history including all medication, topical treatments and investigations.  For full details on the service, including details referral criteria, see the Bristol Community Health - Dermatology website.

The service does not treat skin cancers. These should be referred directly to secondary care. The service do not prescribe Roaccutane for acne. Referrals must submitted on the Referral Form to GPSI or Nurses.

Specialist Nurse Service - South Gloucestershire

This service is only available to South Gloucestershire practices.

This service allows alternative route of referral for adult patients with eczema, psoriasis and scabies. The service aims to enable the client to self-manage their condition effectively via intensive support and education over a short time period both in the clinic and, if appropriate, at home.

Providing a holistic approach to care, the service accepts referrals directly from GPs within the S Glos PCT, GPSIs in dermatology and consultant dermatologists.

See the guidelines provided by the Dermatology Specialist Nurse for full details

Referral Guidance - Specialist Nurse Service

Referral Criteria:

Confirmed diagnosis of eczema, psoriasis or scabies and related scalp conditions.

  • Age 14 years and above only

  • Would previously have been referred to secondary care or GPSI in dermatology.

  • Education and advice re self management of chronic skin condition required

See the guidelines provided by the Dermatology Specialist Nurse for full details.

Contact the service using the following:

Yate Locality Office:

21 West Walk Yate, Bristol, BS37 4AX

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

01454 315 355

Downend Clinic (locality office)

Buckingham Gardens, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5TW

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

0117 330 2521                        

Teledermatology and advice and guidance

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Advice and Guidance Services - dermatology