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About Us

​​​​Dermatology is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. The Dermatology Department provides the diagnosis and management, as well as a broad range of services for patients, including both adults and children suffering with acute and chronic skin conditions.

Some of the most common skin conditions we treat  include:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Skin Cancers
  • Skin Infections / Infestations
  • Skin Pigment conditions
  • Hair and scalp conditions
  • Allergies
  • Rare skin conditions     

The Dermatology Department runs a variety of specialist clinics across four hospital sites including:

  • St Helens Hospital, Marshalls Cross Rd, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 3DA
  • Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 5DR
  • Runcorn Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3DA
  • Newton Community Hospital, Bradlegh Rd, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside,WA12 6RB

Some clinics are Consultant led; others are run by the Dermatology Nurse Specialists. Clinics include:

  • General Dermatology Clinics
  • Paediatric Dermatology Clinics
  • Skin Cancer Clinics (2 week rule)
  • Biologics Clinic
  • Drug Monitoring Clinics
  • Education clinics
  • Telephone results clinics
  • HIV Clinic
  • Vulval Clinic

We also offer the following specialist clinics including:

  • Skin Surgery
  • Patch Testing
  • Phototherapy TL01 UVB Narrowband
  • PUVA Phototherapy including Bath and Systemic PUVA
  • Hand and Foot PUVA
  • Photodynamic Therapy ( PDT )
  • Botox Treatments
  • Cryotherapy / Wart Treatments
  • Doppler Assessment Clinic
  • Skin Cancer Education and Counselling

Dermatology Emergencies

Broadly speaking, healthcare emergencies affecting people with dermatological conditions may be unrelated to their condition. If your problem is obviously unrelated to your dermatological condition, you should contact other relevant services, such as your GP, NHS Direct, a Walk-in Centre or the Accident and Emergency Department (AED).

If you suspect your emergency problem is or may be related to your dermatological condition, then depending on the urgency of the problem, the following are some of the options available to you:

  • Phone NHS 111(24 hour service for advice)
  • Phone your GP for a routine appointment, an urgent appointment or home visit
  • Attend an urgent GP our of hours service
  • Attend a Walk-in Centre
  • Attend the Accident and Emergency Department (AED, Casualty)
  • Dial 999 for the Emergency Services (for life threatening emergencies only)
If you currently attend dermatology services at the Trust and you feel the emergency may be dealt with by bringing your clinic appointment forward, you can phone appointments on 0151 430 1234, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

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Senior Team Members

Consultants:                                                                  

Dr. Abba Alkali
Dr. Judith Ellison
Dr. Elaine Hindle
Dr. Kath Macbeth
Dr. Maeve Walsh
Dr. Kok Ngan
Dr. Evelyn Pang
Dr. Sian Hickey

Locum Consulants
Dr Juliano Crema
Dr Theodorus Vernikos
Sr Caroline Angit

Hospital Practitioners
Dr Sheila Hinton
Dr Mark Brookes
Dr John Griffiths

Dermatology Specialist Nurses
Christine Hunt
Debbie Lorenzelli
Jane Searle
Vicky Arslanian


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Location

St Helens Hospital

Reception Telephone: 01744 646385 / 646275 
Appointments 0151 430 1234

Services available include:

General Dermatology Clinics / Paediatric Dermatology Clinics / Skin Cancer Clinics / Skin Surgery / Phototherapy / PUVA / Patch Testing / Botox Clinic / PDT Therapy / Wart Clinic / Doppler Clinic / Education Clinics

Whiston Hospital

Reception Telephone: 0151 430 1038 / Appointments 0151 430 1234

Services available include:

General Dermatology Clinics

Runcorn Hospital
Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3DA

Main Reception Telephone: 01928 753215

Services available include:

General Dermatology Clinics / Drug Monitoring Clinic

​Newton Community Hospital
Bradlegh Rd, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, WA12 6RB

Switchboard Telephone: 01925 222731

Services available include:

General Dermatology Clinic / Skin Surgery


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Contact Us

​Consultants:

Consultant Abba Alkali                 01744 646610
Consultant Judith Ellison              01744 646613
Consultant Elaine Hindle              01744 646610
Consultant Kath Macbeth             01744 646613
Consultant Maeve Walsh             01744 646609
Consultant Kok Ngan                   01744 646688
Consultant Evelyn Pang               01744 646614
Consultant Sian Hickey                01744 646614

Locum Consultants:

Locum  Juliano Crema                 01744 646614
Locum Theodorus Vernikos         01744 646609
Locum Caroline Angit                   01744 646609

Hospital Practitioners
Dr Sheila Hinton                           01744 656 613
Dr Mark Brookes                          01744 646 614
Dr John Griffiths                           01925 222 731  

Specialist Nurses:                     01744 646651 (Answerphone available)​​

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Other Information

Relevant websites

British Association of Dermatologists

www.bad.org.uk

Dermnet

www.dermnetnz.org

National Eczema Society

www.eczema.org

Psoriasis Association

www.psoriasis.org

Skin Camouflage Network

www.skincamouflagenetwork.org.uk​​


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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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