How do I get to see a Consultant Dermatologist?
If you think you have a skin disease, you’ve been diagnosed by your GP or you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin, you may want to see a consultant dermatologist.
It’s very easy to see a dermatologist. You can either:
- See your GP and ask him to refer you to an NHS dermatologist. This service will be free of charge but you will have to wait around two weeks for an emergency appointment or up to six weeks for a non-urgent appointment.
- Choose a top private dermatologist and pay for your treatment with your private medical insurance plan. If you use insurance you will also need to ask your GP to refer you to your private consultant.
- Choose a private dermatologist and pay for the treatment yourself. If you choose to self-pay you can book an appointment directly and don’t need anyone to refer you.
Did you know?
Most moles are not a cause for concern and present a purely cosmetic problem. However, moles can occasionally undergo changes that lead to them becoming cancerous.
Acne is a common condition characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back.