Surgery to trial skin care clin­ics

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

PA­TIENTS at Sellindge Surgery will no longer have to travel to hos­pi­tal for spe­cial­ist ad­vice and treat­ment for skin con­di­tions.

Der­ma­tol­ogy con­sul­tants Dr Kurt Ay­erst, from the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal, and Dr Ca­tri­ona Irvine, from Kent and Can­ter­bury Hos­pi­tal, are set­ting up monthly clin­ics at the surgery.

Sup­ported by prac­tice nurse Ruth Wright, they will di­ag­nose, treat and monitor skin con­di­tions such as pso­ri­a­sis, se­vere eczema and fa­cial rashes. Skin can­cer pa­tients will con­tinue to be re­ferred to hos­pi­tal.

Depend­ing on the suc­cess of the six-month trial the clin­ics could be rolled out across east­ern and coastal Kent.

Prac­tice GP Dr Giusep­pina Del Bianco said: “This ser­vice is good news as it will mean pa­tients are seen more quickly.”

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