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Across all of our services we continue to provide great access to dermatology with maximum wait times of 2-3 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 over the Bognor Phototherapy Service 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.
Later this year will welcome the opening of Worthing Skin Clinic which will provide facilities for mole mapping, skin surgery, Moh’s surgery, laser surgery and also phototherapy. This will work alongside our current GPwSPI training programme.
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.