What is a dermatology nurse consultant?

A dermatology nurse consultant is a registered nurse, who has experience and expertise in managing and treating people with skin problems. The nursing approach to dermatology is to assess the condition’s severity and impact on your life. The nurse will use this information to offer treatment options, develop a plan of care, and then advise about how to use the treatments. The dermatology nurse consultant puts emphasis on the need for information about the condition, and treatments to be able to manage the condition.

What conditions are treated in the clinics?

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

Also offered:

Demonstration of how to apply topical treatments required, e.g. wet wraps and application of topical treatments, e.g. scalp treatments

What will happen at the appointment?

At the first consultation you will be asked questions about your general health, the condition, any treatments you have used and how the condition affects your life. It is helpful if you can bring a list of treatments that you have used in the past. Your skin will be examined, and a treatment plan will be agreed together. Any treatments required will be prescribed and a review plan recommended.

The follow up appointments will assess the effectiveness of the treatments, how the condition has been, the skin will be examined and further treatment advice will be provided.

Where can I get more information?

The governing body for nurses and midwives is the Nursing and Midwifery Council,

The British Dermatological Nursing Group,