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The dermatology service

Who are the dermatologists?

There are a few dermatologists:

  • Professor Murphy
  • Professor Cork
  • Dr Hardcastle
  • Dr Ramoutar
  • Dr Sahib
  • Dr King

We also have Dr Moustafa who is an associate specialist who works alongside us at the Children’s Hospital.

Are they based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital?

No. They are based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Clinic times at Sheffield Children’s

  • Monday morning and afternoon
  • Tuesday morning and afternoon
  • Thursday morning
  • Friday morning and afternoon

Who are the specialist nurses?

Our specialist nurses are:

  • Christine Longton — Senior Dermatology Nurse Specialist
  • Belinda Lawson — Dermatology Nurse Specialist
  • Joanne Cooper — Dermatology Nurse Specialist
  • Victoria Rowley — Dermatology Assistant Practitioner

How do I contact the dermatology nurses?

You can telephone the office number on 0114 226 7850 and leave a message. Alternatively, if your call is urgent, you can call the hospital switchboard on 0114 271 7000 and ask them to bleep us on 161.

We often work in busy clinics and in the community so please be patient and allow us time to answer our bleep. Please do not contact the dermatology nurses to chase up appointments.

We may have asked you to send a few photographs of the affected area to our email for us to look at before seeing you. Please only send 3 to 3 photographs to scn-tr.dermatologyteam@nhs.net to be uploaded to your patient record. Please do not expose any private areas of the body. This is not for any urgent advice or appointment queries. These emails will not be responded to, or monitored every day.

What do I do if I am checking or changing my appointment?

You can call the appointments team on 0114 305 3691 to check on a follow up appointment or if it is a new appointment you can call the new referrals team on 0114 305 3690.

How long will my appointment take?

This depends on how complex your child’s dermatology condition is and how many other healthcare professionals may need to be involved on the day. You may also need to have bloods taken or see a specialist nurse for education. In general, you should expect to be in outpatients for at least 1 hour.

Due to complex patient needs, sometimes these appointments can run over and you may need to wait longer.

Do you have a dermatology secretary?

Yes, you can contact our dermatology secretaries on 0114 226 7870.

What would happen if my child needed to be seen urgently?

Unfortunately, we are not a drop in service. You can see your GP or visit your nearest walk-in centre for advice. If your GP feels you need to be seen that day, they can refer you to the GP referral unit here at the Children’s Hospital. They can speak to the on-call dermatology registrar who can meet you here. This is for urgent assessments only.

<strong>Do not run out of your treatments</strong>
Make sure you have an adequate supply of creams over weekends and bank holidays. GPs must give repeat prescriptions of treatments and many health visitors now prescribe emollients if your child is under 5 years old.

Helpful contact information

Dermatology nurses

Telephone the office number on 0114 226 7850 and leave a message. Alternatively, if your call is urgent, you can call the hospital switchboard on 0114 271 7000 and ask them to bleep 161.

Dermatology secretaries

0114 226 7870

Appointments for follow-ups

0114 305 3691

Appointments for new referrals

0114 305 3690

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: DM2

Resource Type: Article

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