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Your eligibility will initially be assessed by your GP who will decide whether to refer you into the service.
If you have a skin complaint that needs more tests or to be treated by a specialist, we will offer a convenient appointment for you. Some of the tests may include blood tests and biopsies.
The service is a consultant led service which is delivered by GPwSI’s and specialist nurses, who will diagnose, manage and treat conditions for patients referred into the service.
The service is provided from fully equipped premises with equipment suitable for assessing and treating Dermatology patients and is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission.
Following assessment and diagnosis of the symptoms, the various treatment options will be discussed with you and a treatment plan developed.
If preparation is required for a diagnostic test, you will be informed and given appropriate advice in advance. This will be, where possible, identified at the triage and the appropriate information sent to you prior to their appointment.
Virgin Care run a fully established local skin cancer multi-disciplinary team, enabling it to take all dermatology referrals. All referrals will be triaged and those patients outside the scope of the Virgin Care service will be referred on directly to the acute trust by Virgin Care or returned to the GP with further advice on management.
How do I get a referral?
Your GP can refer you into the service if you’re registered at a surgery in Oldham.