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Information for CCG’s

Across all of our services we continue to provide great access to dermatology with maximum wait times of 2-6 weeks for all new patient appointments compared to the 8-12 week wait times for many local NHS Trusts services. Our services directly link into secondary care when it is required to do so and this then reduces unnecessary referrals into hospitals.

Since taking on increased responsibility for the Phototherapy Services locally we have also eliminated waiting times for patients receiving narrow band UVB and PUVA light treatment. Our Lead Phototherapy Specialist Nurse, Jacqui Smith, supervises this and it is great news for patients suffering from severe psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases.

Patient Satisfaction Audit

Sussex Community Dermatology Service (SCDS) presented patients with the opportunity to complete a patient satisfaction survey at one of our twenty community clinic locations across Sussex and Surrey.