Services
Dermatology
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

Directorate Manager:

David King

Consultants:                                                                                            

Dr. Judith Ellison                                                         

Dr. Elaine Hindle                                                        

Dr. Kath Macbeth

Dr. Maeve Walsh                                                     

Dr. Kok Ngan

Dr. Evelyn Pang

Dr. Sian Hickey

Dr. Karen Eustace

Dr. Layla Hanna-Bashara

Dr. Pooja Trehan


Locum Consultants:

Dr. Juliano Crema

Dr. Theodoros Vernikos

Dr. Nekma Meah

2 x Specialist Registrars in Dermatology (6 month rotation)


Hospital Practitioners / GP's with a special interest in Dermatology:

Dr. Manisha Mangarai


Dermatology Lead Specialist Nurse/Manager

Ms. Vicky Arslanian

Dermatology Specialist Nurses:

Mrs. Debbie Lorenzelli

Ms. Jane Searle

Ms. Gail Boardman

Ms. Andrea Jones

Miss. Victoria Thomas

 
Dermatology Staff Nurse

Ms Michelle Rigby

Dermatology Support Practitioner

Miss Hannah Seabrook

Mrs Lindsay Done

Mrs Louise Anderson

 

Dermatology Secretaries contact numbers:

01744 646610

01744 646613

01744 646614

01744 646609

01744 646688


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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
Directorate Manager:

David King

Consultants:                                                                                            

Dr. Judith Ellison                                                         

Dr. Elaine Hindle                                                        

Dr. Kath Macbeth

Dr. Maeve Walsh                                                     

Dr. Kok Ngan

Dr. Evelyn Pang

Dr. Sian Hickey

Dr. Karen Eustace

Dr. Layla Hanna-Bashara

Dr. Pooja Trehan

Locum Consultants:

Dr. Juliano Crema

Dr. Theodoros Vernikos

Dr. Nekma Meah

2 x Specialist Registrars in Dermatology (6 month rotation)

Hospital Practitioners / GP's with a special interest in Dermatology:

Dr. Manisha Mangarai

Dermatology Lead Specialist Nurse/Manager

Ms. Vicky Arslanian

 

Dermatology Specialist Nurses:

Mrs. Debbie Lorenzelli

Ms. Jane Searle

Ms. Gail Boardman

Ms. Andrea Jones

Miss. Victoria Thomas

Dermatology Secretaries contact numbers:

01744 646610

01744 646613

01744 646614

01744 646609

01744 646688


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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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Latest Update


 Information for skin cancer patients regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Skin Cancer Team has a huge commitment to the ongoing care of all patients during this difficult time. We are aware that these are worrying times for everyone, but even more so for patients who have been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment for cancer.  Furthermore, we are also conscious of the people who are concerned that they may have Skin Cancer and are waiting for an appointment which may be rearranged or delayed.

Reassurance for Skin Cancer patients currently on treatment or requiring treatment in the future :

Surgeons, Medical Oncologists and Clinical Oncologists have worked together to come up with guidance about treatment at this time. Factors taken into consideration are;

1) Nature and type of your particular cancer

2) Risk and harm of COVID19 during that treatment

3) Risk/Benefit of using alternative treatment strategies

You can be reassured that you will be closely monitored at all times if your treatment regime is changed.

For those cancer patients on follow up, your appointments and investigations may be rearranged to a later date, but please do not think that you have been forgotten.

Symptomatic patients waiting for an appointment:

There are 2 possible reasons why your appointment may be rearranged, cancelled or converted to a telephone consultation.

1) The risk of COVID is a greater risk to you and the clinicians who triage your referral/case are happy that you will come to no harm by waiting.

2) Patients are being seen in order of clinical need. Those requiring urgent treatment/assessment will be seen as a priority.

We do appreciate that you are likely to be anxious at this time.  However, please do not hesitate to contact your Cancer Nurse Specialist directly. Below is a reminder of the contact numbers:

 

Skin Cancer Nursing Team for STHK patients – Mon- Fri 9-5pm  01744 646791

Macmillan Cancer Help line – 0808 808 00 00 / macmillan.org.uk

Melanoma Help line - 0808 801 0777

www.melanomafocus.com/support/helpline/

You can find more information on our cancer services web page.



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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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