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Referral Process

Referrals are accepted via E-RS.

Patient Information Leaflets

The dermatology department at the L&D is staffed by two consultants, a specialist Registrar, two nurse specialists as well as two further part-time dermatology nurses. The department provides a comprehensive service which sees patients with common skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis but in addition provides a number of  specialist clinics and a ‘see and treat’, one stop service.

Inpatient Dermatology services are provided for all age groups.

Procedures Provided

  • General Dermatology
  • Patch & Photo tests
  • Skin Cancer 
  • Phototherapy treatment 
  • Minor surgery
  • Paediatric dermatology 
  • Monitoring clinics for patients on systemic treatment
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Camouflage clinic for patients with pigmentary disorders
  • Iontophoresis

Other specialist services:

In  addition to  the  above  services,  skin  cancer  forms  an  important  part  of  the department work and we have close links to the visiting Plastic Surgery team and the Hospital’s Maxillofacial surgery teams. Dr. De Silva has a specialist interest in Paediatric Dermatology and has close links with GOSH.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

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  • Dr Bernadette De Silva
    Consultant Dermatologist
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  • Dr Christina Vlachou
    Consultant Dermatologist
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  • Dr Martin Kunzemann
    Clinical Assistant/GP
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  • Dr Rakhi Singh-Ragunath
    Specialty Doctor
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  • Dr Daniel Schulman
    Consultant Dermatologist
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  • Sister Pippa Tinsley
    Dermatology CNS
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  • Nurse Dawn Walker
    Mamillan Skin Cancer CNS
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  • Nurse Dale Monteclaros
    Dermatology Phototherapy Nurse
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  • Dr Hilmi Recicia
    Locum Consultant

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Business Manager: 
Gemma St Ville
01582 718743

Secretarial team:
01582 497229

GP Query/Clinic NHS.NET email:

General Manager: 
Jenny Cadman
01582 718227

Clinic reception tel no:
01582 497229

Urgent issue contact no:
01582 497229

Clinical Director:
Dr Bernadette Desilva

Outpatients booking department:
01582 561385

01582 491166