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.
Common skin conditions normally treated include:
- Skin infections
- Skin cancers
- Eczema and dermatitis
- Nail and hair disorders
Procedures performed include:
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. Suitable patients with suspected skin cancer will be invited to attend for a photography appointment to enable timely and appropriate triage to the most suitable out-patient clinic.
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 713115
Dr Aruni Ranasinghe, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713404
Dr Kun Sen Chen, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713577
Dr Rabia Rashid, consultant dermatologist: 01284 713313
Dr Abbas Al-Shammari, locum consultant dermatologist: 01284 713313
Dr Jacqui Hawkins, trust senior specialist: 01284 713572
In addition to the medical team, we have four general dermatology clinical nurse specialists and two skin cancer clinical nurse specialists.
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: