1. GP Appointment
Your GP will generally be your first point of contact. GPs can prescribe medication for you, coordinate your treatment, or refer you for assessment by hospital specialists.
2. Getting a Referral
Your GP will decide whether you require a referral to a dermatologist. You are entitled to ask for a referral, however the final decision will always be based on what your GP feels is clinically necessary.
3. At my Appointment
Try and arrive 10 or 15 minutes earlier than your appointment time and allow plenty of time for your appointment, as sometimes other appointments can overrun, or your healthcare professional may be called away to an emergency.
If you want to see a private dermatology specialist, you are advised to get a letter of referral from your NHS or private GP. Alternatively, you can arrange to see a private specialist directly.Read More