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Dermatology Drug Therapy Nurse Team

We offer patient centred, evidence based care for our patients with chronic skin conditions. These conditions include psoriasis, eczema and acne. Our patients on systemic and biologic medications to help manage their skin condition require regular reviews and assessments by the team. We holistically support patients and their families enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their treatment.

We work in partnership with the dermatology consultants and wider multidisciplinary team to ensure a seamless provision of care delivery. We communicate with primary care providers (GP) to keep them informed of the patients treatment plan, any prescribing requirements and possible shared care of their treatment.


What we do in our team

  • Assessment of patients with chronic skin conditions, requiring systemic and biologic medications.
  • Monitoring patients on systemic and biologic medications
  • Monitoring acne patients on Isotretinoin.
  • The use of screening tools to assess skin, impact of skin disease on wellbeing, psoriatic arthritis and psychological wellbeing.
  • Checking test results and liaising with the patient’s consultant.
  • Biologics and Immunomodulators Register recruitment and collection of data. This is used nationally to monitor the long term safety of drugs used to treat psoriasis.
  • Involvement in research studies with patient consent.
  • Undertaking regular audits to monitor and improve care.
  • Communicating with GP to keep them informed of the patients plan of care.

Your first appointment will be with a dermatology consultant who will initiate your treatment plan. We work in collaboration with the consultants to safely support and monitor you whilst on your medication. Depending on the medication required there are certain screening tests such as blood tests and chest x-rays that you will have prior to treatment to make sure it is safe for you to start your medication.

You will have regular appointments where we will assess your skin and response to treatment as well as monitor any side effects that you may have due to the medication. You should expect to have regular blood tests during your treatment.


Our clinics

We have nurse led clinics in York, Selby, Scarborough and Malton. These clinics will be either in person, via telephone or video link. We also have a complex joint psoriasis clinic with Dr Wu and the rheumatology team which takes place at York Hospital.


Contact us

The specialist nurse team are contactable between 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Call: 01904 726625 for any questions or concerns about your treatment plan, medication or issues with your skin condition.
We have a voicemail facility and aim to respond to messages within 24 hours.

Who we are
Pauline Stopford-Taylor Penny Nash Leah Hogan

Pauline Stopford-Taylor, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

Penny Nash, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Leah Hoggan, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Melanie Bruton

Sian Sturdy

Melanie Bruton, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sian Sturdy, Admin Coordinator


Patient information leaflets

Go to our patient information leaflets page.

  • How to use moisturisers and topical steroids
  • Losing weight healthy lifestyle
  • Preparing for a blood test
  • Skin self- examination
  • Stopping methotrexate when in hospital

Useful links and resources

Skin conditions and medications:

Phlebotomy (blood taking) services:

Health promotion:

Contact us

Call: 01904 726625

8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

We have a voicemail facility and aim to respond to messages within 24 hours.

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