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The dermatology service

How many dermatology consultants do you have?

There are 4 dermatologists:

  • Dr Garg
  • Dr Murphy
  • Dr Hardcastle
  • Professor Cork

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 Royal Hallamshire

Dr Garg, Dr Murphy and Dr Hardcastle

  • Monday PM

Professor Cork

  • Friday PM

Clinic times at Sheffield Children’s

Dr Moustafa

  • Monday AM and PM
  • Tuesday AM
  • Thursday AM
  • Friday AM

Do you have any specialist nurses?

Yes we do:

  • Christine Longton — Senior Dermatology Nurse Specialist
  • Belinda Lawson — Dermatology Nurse Specialist
  • Victoria Rowley — Dermatology 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.

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.

Do you have a dermatology secretary?

Yes, Elaine Cox, Laura Cook and Rebecca Wildgoose can be contacted on 0114 226 7870.

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

Unfortunately, we are not a drop in service. If your child can wait for the next available clinic this is one option. Alternatively see your GP or phone the dermatology nurses for telephone 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.

Don’t run out of your treatments
Make sure you have an adequate supply of creams over weekends and bank holidays. GPs can 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. The details in this resource may not necessarily 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 you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: DM2

Resource Type: Article

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