We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of inflammatory skin diseases and conditions including; psoriasis, eczema and acne, within both a hospital setting and the following community clinics:

  • Breeze Hill Neighbourhood Health Centre
  • South Liverpool Treatment Centre
  • Greenbank Road Surgery.

The team also aim to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of long term skin care and the prevention of skin disease.

The suspected skin cancer service is provided at Broadgreen Hospital.

Aintree University Hospital

Dermatology Secretarial Team

Tel: 0151 529 0350 / 529 0349
Email: skinaintree@liverpoolft.nhs.uk 
9am-4.30pm

Dermatology Minor Operations/Surgical Team

Tel: 0151 529 0509
Email: skinaintree@liverpoolft.nhs.uk 
9am-4.30pm

Dermatology Outpatients Department

Tel: 0151 529 4140

Dermatology Treatment Room

Tel: 0151 529 0353

Broadgreen Hospital

Dermatology Outpatients Department

Tel: 0151 282 6979
9am-5pm

Dermatology Secretarial Team

Tel: 0151 282 6510
Email: skinbgh@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
9am-4.30pm

Minor Surgical/Operations Team

Tel: 0151 282 6510
Email: dermatologysurgicalwaiting@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
9am-4.30pm

More information

You can be referred to us directly via your GP or a hospital specialist.

Your GP can refer you for either a routine or urgent appointment, or request 'Advice and Guidance' from our team.

For a mole or solitary skin lesion, most GPs can submit images for review by our team. For possible or suspected skin cancer referrals, you should receive an initial appointment within two weeks. All other appointments will depend on appointment availability. Wait times from referral to treatment currently can be up to 65 weeks.

Aintree University Hospital

Dermatology Outpatients Department
Elective Care Centre
1st Floor
Clinic 7 
Aintree University Hospital
First Avenue
Fazakerley
L9 7LJ
(Please report to reception desk at Clinic 7)

Surgical appointments
Day Surgical Unit
2nd Floor
Elective Care Centre
Aintree University Hospital
First Avenue
Fazakerley
L9 7LJ

Dermatology Treatment Room
Clinic 5
1st Floor
Elective Care Centre
Aintree University Hospital
First Avenue
Fazakerley
L9 7LJ

Broadgreen Hospital

Dermatology Department
Alexandra Wing
Broadgreen Hospital
Ground Floor 
Thomas Drive
Liverpool
L14 3LB

A variety of clinics take place, including general dermatology clinics, psoriasis clinics and phototherapy clinics, We have operating theatres within the department were we undertake dermatological surgery, skin grafts and flaps, biopsies of skin lesions and rashes and removal of other lumps and bumps.

Community clinics

Breeze Hill Neighbourhood Health Centre
1-3 Rice Lane
Liverpool
L9 1AD

South Liverpool Treatment Centre
32 Church Road
Liverpool
L19 2LW

Greenbank Road Surgery
1B Greenbank Road
Liverpool
L18 1HG

During your consultation you will be asked about your medical history, and will be asked for a list of your current medications (so please bring a list with you if possible).

Once you have seen the specialist doctor or nurse to discuss your future treatment plan, you may be given an outcome form to hand into reception on your departure. Please ensure that you hand this to the receptionist to enable them to make a follow-up appointment (if needed).

If a hospital prescription is provided this should be collected from the pharmacy department which is located on the ground floor of the main hospital building at both hospitals. The pharmacy at Broadgreen is very close to the Dermatology clinic. Please note that we shall often ask your GP to prescribe the recommended treatment plan, by asking you to drop in a paper request at your surgery. This allows you to pick up your medicines from your local pharmacy. 

If you require a surgical procedure, you will usually be placed on a waiting list and the appointment will be sent through the post as generally we are not able to provide a same-day service for operations. Although, recently we have commenced a ‘one stop’ service of same-day biopsy or excision at Broadgreen Hospital. 

Most procedures are carried out within our departments, but sometimes we may recommend referral to the Maxillofacial Surgeons at Aintree or the Plastic Surgeons at St Helens and Whiston Hospitals.

What happens next?

Once your minor procedure has taken place the results can take up to 4-6 weeks. Usually the result is sent to you via a letter from your clinical team, along with a follow up appointment if required.

Our consultants and specialist registrars in dermatology provide on-call cover for dermatological emergencies, Monday to Friday 9am-7pm. and weekends/bank holidays 9am-4pm. Patients are normally referred to this service directly via their GP or departments within the hospital such as accident and emergency.

Research is an on-going and an important aspect of our work, helping us to improve treatment for patients with debilitating skin conditions.

You may be invited to participate in clinical research studies to help us understand and answer important questions about drug therapies and treatments.

To find out about current research opportunities or register for future studies, please contact our research nurses or visit the Dermatology Research page.

Research nurses

Telephone: 0151 282 6979

Email:  dermatologyresearch@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Outpatient Department

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic services
  • Cutaneous lymphoma - specialist monthly joint clinic
  • Dermatological surgery and minor operations
  • Dressings
  • Iontophoresis and botulinum toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis
  • Patch testing (for allergic contact dermatitis)
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Phototherapy - UVB, TLO1, PUVA
  • Psoriasis - specialist clinic
  • Nurse consultant in inflammatory dermatology – phototherapy, psoriasis and acne clinics, systemic drug monitoring and biologics 
  • Nurse consultant in skin cancer clinics - basal cell carcinoma clinics (BCC); community lesion clinic
  • Specialist nurse clinics - systemic drug monitoring and biologics and isotretinoin clinics and iontophoresis assessment clinics
  • Skin cancer - rapid lesion clinics, all potential skin cancers are seen within 14 days
  • Transplant clinic
  • Vulval skin disease - specialist clinic.

Ward 4 - Dermatology Ward

  • Special bandaging
  • Applying ointments
  • Injecting skin lesions
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Counselling
  • Skin surgery
  • Delivery of new biologics medicines.

We also have a day case facility for patients requiring treatments as an outpatient.

Phototherapy Unit - based next to Ward 4 on the first floor of the Alexandra Wing.

We provide ultra-violet therapies, topical treatments such as dithranol and tar can be arranged with full private shower facilities. Treatments are performed and monitored by trained nursing staff and an 'out of hours' facility is available:

  • TLO narrowband UVB
  • PUVA
  • Bath PUVA
  • Hand and foot PUVA
  • PDT
  • Iontophoresis

Allergy Clinic

The Allergy clinic is also located within the Department.