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Dermatology

The Dermatology Department run a comprehensive in-patient and out-patient Dermatology service for the population of York and Selby. Consultants also run the Dermatology service in Scarborough and Community Hospitals.

Out-patient consultations are held in York, Selby and the Community Hospital clinics. Dermatology treatment takes place in York and Selby. This includes skin surgery, patch testing, photodynamic therapy for skin cancer, cryotherapy, iontophoresis or Botox for hyperhidrosis and cytotoxic drug monitoring.

A large number of patients attend for phototherapy with either broadband or narrowband UVB or for oral or topical Psoralen therapy combined with UVA (PUVA). Patients attend for wound care, particularly for dressings of leg ulcers and the treatment of lymphoedema. More recently, a stoma clinic has been established.

Who's Who

Clinical Director - Dr Mark Quinn
Lead Clinician for Dermatology - Kathryn Thomson
Directorate Manager - Karen Cowley

Where to find us and how to contact us

The Dermatology Department is located on the ground floor in the main out-patient department at York Hospital. Our telephone number is: 01904 726624

What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the medicine and science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin including the hair, nails and oral and genital mucous membranes. Because many general diseases show up in the skin first we have close links with many other specialties.

What is a Dermatologist?

A Dermatologist is a medically trained doctor who, after 5-6 years at medical school, will have completed at least three years of general medical training and at least five years of higher specialist training in Dermatology. Many Dermatologists will do further training in one or more areas to develop particular clinical skills. All the Dermatologists in York are general Dermatologists and their additional special interests are detailed in the table below.

Nurse-led services are an integral part of the department. Nurses have undergone additional specialist training within the area of minor surgery, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, UV therapy, wound care and cytotoxic drug monitoring. The department aims continually to develop and improve services.

We also contribute to medical knowledge with publications in medical and nursing journals and textbooks as well as at National and International meetings.

Meet the Team

Consultant/Specialist Staff Special Interests

Dr Julia Stainforth


Consultant Dermatologist in York and Scarborough.

Vulval disorders

Dr Calum Lyon


Consultant Dermatologist in York, Scarborough and Selby.
Honorary Consultant & Lecturer at the University of Manchester

Skin diseases associated with medical appliances (e.g. abdominal stomas and artificial limbs)
Skin Cancer
Dermatological surgery

Dr Kathryn Thomson
Consultant Dermatologist in York and Selby.

Patch Testing and occupational dermatology
Phototherapy

 

Dr Christina Williams

Consultant Dermatologist in York and Scarborough.

 

Skin Cancer, Dermatological Surgery

 

Dr Jasmina Mikeljevic

Consultant Dermatologist in York and Selby.

 

Acne and Skin cancers


Click here for information about our skin cancer services


Useful websites

The British Association of Dermatologists http://www.bad.org.uk

The National Eczema Society www.eczema.org

Psoriasis Association www.psoriasis.org

Acne Support Group www.m2w3.com/acne/

Hairline International - The Alopecia Patients' Society www.hairlineinternational.co.uk

Dermatology consultants are available at York, Selby, Scarborough, Bridlington and Malton and Community Hospitals

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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.


Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP


Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.


Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.