Our dermatology department offers a comprehensive service for all patients within the Trust’s geographical area. We see 5,900 new patients every year, including children, for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory skin disease, changing moles and other skin cancers. With skin cancer on the increase in the UK, the team offers a dedicated skin cancer clinic every day of the week and a mole mapping service, and, where possible, a see and treat service.

Lead nurse

Nwando Onugha
Manages all patients for phototherapy, wet wraps, patch testing and Biologicstel. 01737 768511 x 6894

General dermatology clinics are held at:

Oxted Health Centre

Once a month on Fridays

Caterham Dene Hospital

Once a month on Fridays

Horsham Hospital

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dorking Hospital

Once a week on Monday

Crawley Hospital

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Friday

East Surrey Hospital

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Funded by the League of Friends, the mole mapping service is done at Horsham Hospital. Patients are referred by the dermatology consultants and are given a CD Rom of the moles on their skin so they can carry out regular comparison checks themselves.

Patients with suspected contact allergies can be referred to this service either by the GPs or consultants. Dr Mukesh Patel, who leads the service, then decides the most appropriate testing required for the patient.

Skin biopsies and minor procedures are undertaken at East Surrey, Horsham and Crawley hospitals. Skin excisions take place at Horsham and East Surrey Hospitals.

Day cases for more complex skin lesions are take place at both East Surrey and Crawley Hospitals. Any procedures needing general anaesthetics are referred to either the Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, or St George’s Tooting.