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Dermatology Services

We treat conditions such as skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, acne and severe drug rashes.

Our dermatologists diagnose, investigate, treat and manage the conditions of patients with skin disease, as well as hair and nail complaints.

Want to know more?The British Skin Foundation has created this useful link here.

Once your GP has referred you to Novus Health

You will be seen by a specialist Dermatology GP. Please bring a list of medications that you are currently taking, any photographs you may have taken of your condition. Our surgeon will ask you about your problem and how it affects you. Please prepare for this and have any questions ready that concern you.

Medication

If you require a medication for your condition, we will issue a prescription for at least the first 14 days. For longer periods, we will write to your own GP and your GP will prescribe the medication required.

Minor procedures

If you require a minor procedure this will be booked for a separate occasion and we will contact you by telephone to arrange your appointment. We offer minor procedure clinics at 3 locations across the district in Wakefield, Normanton and Methley. Tissue recovered during your minor procedure may be sent to the Pathology Lab at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of your skin condition.

SOS appointments

Following the successful treatment of your condition, you will be discharged from our service back to the care of your GP. However, you may experience a flare-up of the condition at some point in the future. Our service enables you to self-refer back into an SOS Appointment for up to 12 months after we have discharged you. This is only available for the same condition, but will save you having to go back to your GP and will improve the speed with which you can get an appointment.

Onward referrals

In the majority of cases your entire treatment will be delivered outside of a hospital setting, however, there may be occasions where your condition warrants an onward referral to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust for specialist treatment or further opinion from a consultant. Should this be necessary, we will make arrangements for the transfer of your care and MYHT will contact you directly to confirm any appointments.

British Association of Dermatologists

British Association of Dermatologists A-Z of Conditions and Treatments

These patient information leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the BAD to help you understand more about a particular skin condition.

 

 

 

NHS

Information for NHS Patients

We serve adult NHS patients who live in Wakefield or North Kirklees. Ask your GP to refer you to Novus Health if you would like to be treated locally by us for Adult Hearing Loss (Wakefield and North Kirklees patients) or Physiotherapy, Dermatology, Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Wakefield patients). Our NHS services are free of charge.

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Information for GPs

The NHS gives you and your patients the opportunity to consider Novus Health to deliver certain treatments on behalf of the NHS. We work with health organisations to cut waiting times and increase local choice. We charge under the National Tariff pricing scheme and you can refer your patients to us via the NHS e-Referral System.