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Dermatology

The Dermatology department at Walsall Manor Hospital offers a comprehensive service for the management of all problems of the skin, hair and nails.

The service is run by four consultant dermatologists, a clinical nurse specialist and a training registrar.

All our consultants run daily adult general dermatology clinics for the management of common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. The service also offers specialist diagnosis and management of rare and severe skin disorders. Clinics are supported by a clinical nurse specialist, phototherapy, minor surgery and patch testing.

Our skin cancer service is a major centre for the management of skin cancer within Walsall and surrounding areas, and is led by a consultant with a special interest alongside our other consultants and our cancer nurse specialist. Diagnosis and management of all but the most advanced skin cancers is offered and jointly managed with University Hospital Birmingham. All of the service’s consultants operate within our dedicated skin surgery operating theatre, removing skin cancers and pre-cancerous skin disease. Two of our consultants undertake advanced skin surgery procedures such as skin flaps, skin grafts and nail surgery. The service also has a close working relationship with our plastic surgery colleagues who are part of the skin cancer multi-disciplinary team and operate on advanced skin cancers at Sandwell Hospital.

Our paediatric dermatology service offers expert management of children with dermatological problems. This service is led by a consultant with a specialist interest and supported by a nurse specialist. The service offers one of the most comprehensive paediatric dermatology services outside of central Birmingham including patch testing, phototherapy and surgery for children. Also offered are some tertiary level services such as the use of systemic immunosuppressants to treat severe inflammatory skin disease and beta-blockers for the treatment of infantile haemangiomas.

Recently introduced are new joint genital dermatology clinics for the management of patients with genital skin problems. Monthly joint clinics are held between a consultant dermatologist with an interest in genital disease and consultants in genito-urinary medicine and gynaecology.

Please note – an allergy service is not offered and the service does not carry out food allergy testing.  It does however offer patch testing for the investigation of type IV allergic contact dermatitis.

The service operates Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Route 107 – Adult clinics, Patch Testing, Dressings and Skin Surgery
Route 108 – Phototherapy
Route 123 – Paediatric clinics
GUM Department – Joint male genital dermatology and HIV clinics
Route 126 – Gynaecology Outpatients – Joint vulval dermatology clinics

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Moat Road
Walsall
West Midlands
WS2 9PS

Service leads

Dr J Halpern, Lead Consultant, Interest in Paediatric Dermatology
sec.halpern@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

Dr C Defty, Skin Cancer Lead, Interest in Skin Cancer and Skin Surgery
sec.defty@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

You must be referred by your GP.

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