About Dermatology

The Clinics started back in 2003 when historical Hunts PCT commissioned dermatology services to be set up in the Community. Progressive changes in NHS funding have created the need for routine dermatology problems to be seen by GP’s with an extended role in dermatology.

These began at Buckden Surgery and have now expanded to involve Little Paxton, Warboys and Hinchingbrooke.

We are a team consisting of GP’s with extended roles (GPWER) in dermatology and specialist dermatology nurses. We also provide a vasectomy service and have added a Nurse lead Lymphoedema clinic to our community provision list.

Minor surgery procedures are performed at our Buckden site, which include ellipse excisions, shave excisions, punch biopsies, curettage and cautery as well as cryotherapy (treatment with liquid nitrogen).

Conditions treated in our Dermatology Clinics are varied. We have consultant supervision once a month on a Saturday morning where all clinicians converge for a large joint clinic to learn and share ideas on patients.

We hope to encourage local GP’s to be able to learn and have their own clinics in the future with us perpetuating this model of care which enhances the patients care closer to home.

We data capture our clinical information on a well known medical information system called ‘SYSTMOne‘.

Conditions Treated at the Community Out Patient Clinic

  • Acne
  • Connective Tissue Problems
  • Eczema
  • Elderly Skin Problems: Asteatotic Eczema, Pruritis
  • Rosacea
  • Hair & Nail Problems
  • Lichen Planus & Lichenoid Eruptions
  • Hyperhidrosis (limited Iontophoresis treatment available)
  • Skin Infections
  • Urticaria
  • Morphoea
  • Benign Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancers: BCC’s, Bowens Disease
  • Sun Damaged Skin / Solar Keratoses
  • Psoriasis


Benign Skin Lesions

The Benign Skin Lesion Policy forbids benign lesion treatment without Exceptional Funding agreement in the first instance. Any referrals made to our service for treatment of a benign lesions must have funding in place PRIOR to referral – those that do not will be rejected.

Leg Ulcers / Wet Legs

Please note we do not manage established Leg Ulcers & Venous Insufficiency. This reqiures Tissue Viability Nurse services. You may wish to use the Lymphoedema service if no Ulcers are present to manage swelling alone.

Community Minor Surgery Clinic

Most of the minor surgery is completed in a purpose built room at the Buckden Surgery site. We adhere to very strict guidelines and processes, to ensure the safety and care of our patients which has been inspected and passed off by CQC.

Procedures Performed

  • Ellipse Excision
  • Shave Excision
  • Punch Biopsy
  • Curettage & Cautery
  • Hyfrecation (Electro Cautery)
  • Cryotherapy

Click here to see videos of the above procedures

How to get an appointment

Patients are referred via the NHS Electronic Referral Service into our services, and provided they fulfil the threshold policies endorsed by the Commissioners and providers, they will be offered an appointment at their preferred location where possible. Private referrals can also be accepted with a GP referral through the Dermatology Admin Office based at Buckden.

Patient Information Leaflets

General Patient Information Leaflet (Wound Care)
Wound Care Advice: Biopsy or Excision
Wound Care Advice: Shave
Patient Information Leaflet – Care of Skin after Cryo.doc

Further Information

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