The Dermatology department has 3 substantive consultants; Dr Peter Cartwright, Dr Samantha Beswick, Dr Georgina Elston, and two locum consultants; Dr Alina Tudor and Dr Ian Whitcroft. We also have a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alison Dwyer and several highly skilled dermatology nurses.

About the service

The Dermatology department provides a fully comprehensive service dealing with most aspects of modern Dermatology with general dermatology clinics, rapid access skin cancer clinics, a same day skin biopsy service, paediatric clinics, and skin surgery for removal of suspicious lesions.

Investigations we can offer include skin biopsies, a patch testing service for contact dermatitis and testing for bacterial or fungal infections. We do not provide a skin prick testing service.

For skin cancer, we have a full range of treatments available including same day surgery in appropriate cases, plastic surgery expertise as needed, radiotherapy, which may be arranged at either Derby or Birmingham as appropriate and photodynamic  therapy.

Other treatments we can offer include phototherapy, iontophoresis and biologic treatments for severe inflammatory skin conditions.

The Dermatology department works as a team and we are happy to be consulted on each others patients if the appropriate consultant is not available.

Contact details

Drs Cartwright and Beswick’s Secretary: 01283 511511 ext  4061

Drs Elston and Dr Tudor’s Secretary: 01283 511511 ext 5202

Dermatology Secretary: 01283 511511 ext 4009

Skin cancer CNS ext 5256, Bleep 586

Dermatology nurses: ext 5053; Bleep 528.


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