New dermatology service launch

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Patients in Skegness can benefit from an innovative new dermatology service launching in January.

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded a contract to DMC Community Healthcare to provide the service.

Patients will benefit from a consultant-delivered ‘see and treat’ service, with DMC working closely with local GPs and GP practices to ensure the referral process runs smoothly.

The ‘one-stop service’ will feature a referral to treatment time of about two to four weeks, including an extensive treatment service.

Hannah King, development and delivery manager for East Lindsey, said: “We hope to take advantage of the latest developments in dermatology, particularly around the use of tele-dermatology.

“This will include the use of smart phones to take photos of certain skin conditions, which can then be sent securely to DMC’s consultant dermatologists for advice and guidance.”

Ravi Iyer, Project Manager, DMC, comments, “We are very pleased to be working with Lincolnshire East CCG to launch and deliver the new dermatology service. We will be using the latest technology allied to clinical excellence to provide a tailor-made and locally-focused service that will meet the needs of the CCG, GPs and patients in East Lincolnshire.”