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The dermatology department is based mainly at the Gaol Street Health Centre, with some clinics and surgery being performed at the County Hospital. A wide range of services are offered to help diagnose and manage adults and children with skin, hair and nail problems.

We manage a wide range of inflammatory skin conditions and skin cancers in an out-patient and in-patient setting. We are proud of our multi-disciplinary approach to managing our service and patients with doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants trained in specialist areas of practice including skin surgery, phototherapy, photochemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, iontophoresis, patch testing, biological therapies and wound care. We work closely with our colleagues throughout the hospital providing opinions and advice for in-patients and especially with colleagues in histopathology, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and ophthalmology for patients with skin lesions.


Useful Links 

BAD: British Association of Dermatologists. This website is for patients and health professionals.

Derm Net NZ. A vast resource regarding diagnosis and management of skin conditions.

Contact Details

Consultant Dermatologists
Dr J Powell
Dr N Bassi
Dr V Diba
Dr S Chalasani (locum consultant)
Dr S Rahman

Speciality doctors
Dr V Mackie
Dr B Kaur
Dr A Lawton
Dr S Bennett

Dermatology nurse specialists

Samantha James
Hilary Havard, including paediatric dermatology
01432 378965

Macmillan skin cancer nurse specialists
Elizabeth Burchell
Elizabeth Hyde
Linda Monk
Tel 01432 378942

Call secretaries

Dr Bassi - secretary is Nix Rigby 
01432 378944 

Dr Diba and Dr Rahman - secretary is Amy Williams
01432 378946 

Dr Powell and Dr Chalasani - secretary is Anna Dowzell 
01432 378973

Surgical Booking 01432 378962
Plastic surgeons 01432 372969 

Phototherapy department

01432 378979


Clinic address details

Dermatology department
Gaol Street Health Centre
Gaol Street
Reception - 01432 378918

Oxford suite - outpatients department
County Hospital
Union Walk

01432 355444

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