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Dermatology

Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and skin cancers. The staff in the dermatology department specialise in the treatment of these conditions. Skin conditions are complex and can have a profound effect on those affected. Our aim is to treat patients with skill, confidentiality and understanding.

Services provided 

Common skin conditions normally treated include:

  • Acne
  • Skin infections
  • Skin cancers
  • Birthmarks
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Nail and hair disorders
  • Psoriasis.     

Procedures performed include:

  • Phototherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Skin surgery
  • Patch testing.

Cosmetic surgery and the treatment of skin tags are not carried out. Benign lesions are not treated routinely. Warts, with the exception of facial warts and warts in patients who are immunosuppressed, are normally dealt with in general practice. Suspected melanomas and squamous cell cancers are referred through the rapid cancer referral service.

Specialist clinics include a consultant-led leg ulcer service, a vulval clinic and a consultant-led paediatric-dermatology service.

Contact the team

Dr Rachel Jenkins, consultant dermatologist: 01284 712644

Dr Elisabeth Fraser-Andrews, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713404

Dr Aruni Ranasinghe, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713404

Dr Kun Sen Chen, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713577

Patient information

Support groups

There are local support groups for children with eczema - these meet regularly. There are also occasional meetings for adults with eczema and psoriasis. There is an annual melanoma information meeting in Cambridge.

There are also many national support groups:

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