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Coventry & Warwickshire Community Dermatology Service – Adult

  

A community based service for advice, management and education in common skin conditions


New Community Dermatology Services in Coventry and Warwickshire October 2023

Coventry and Warwickshire ICB have recently run a competitive tender exercise for a Coventry and Warwickshire wide Community Dermatology Service

Vita Health Ltd will deliver a network of Community Dermatology Clinics across Coventry and Warwickshire that provides patients with the opportunity to access timely, accessible, good quality dermatology services that are close to home.

The aim of the service will be to diagnose and treat patients in a single appointment and provide follow up appointments proportionately in line with patient need and risk.

The service goes live on 15th October 2023. Existing patients will be transferred to the new provider, if they have not been seen by date of transfer

Referral

Coventry and Warwickshire patients will access the service via a referral from a Coventry and Warwickshire GP to the Community Dermatology Service using e-RS.

GPs will be able to access the referral form via EMIS.

Inclusion criteria
  • All patients 16 years old or over and who are registered with a member GP Practice within Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • Management of mild to moderate forms of common rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, urticarial and fungal infections
  • Benign lesions for non-cosmetic reasons practices, as per ICB policy
  • Premalignant skin lesions such as Actinic Keratosis or Bowen’s disease
  • Low risk BCCs on trunks and limbs in line with NICE skin cancer guidance 2010
  • Acne (Including the prescribing of Roaccutane / Isotretinoin) excluding patients with co-morbidities, special educational needs and disabilities or those requiring psychological support for their acne
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Conditions of hair scalp and nails
  • Medication review
  • Genital Dermatology (excluding sexual health conditions)
  • And any other ICB commissioning policies
  • These may be subject to change during the life of the contract
Exclusion criteria
  • Any patient not registered with a member GP Practice within Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • Any patient under the age of 16.
  • 2 week wait cancer referrals
  • High risk BCC
  • Patch testing
  • DMARDS
  • Biologics
  • Leg ulcers – please refer to leg ulcer pathway
  • Acute infections needing inpatient treatment e.g. cellulitis
  • Benign skin lesion for cosmetics reasons e.g. warts, skin tags
  • Severe inflammatory skin disease requiring non-conventional therapy
  • Specialised skin surgery
  • Laser treatment
  • Life threatening skin disease
  • Non-malignant lymphedema
  • HIV and infectious disease of the skin
  • Leprosy
  • Specialised derma pathology
  • Genetic dermatology
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Vascular Eczema
  • UV light therapy

These may be subject to change during the life of the contract

Procedure Exclusions
  • Clinically urgent procedures
  • Procedures related to the treatment of malignant diseases, with the exception of low-risk BCC’s
  • Procedures indicated to be for cosmetic reasons
  • Any procedures or conditions outlined in the ICBs commissioning policies
Delivery Locations

During the contract, this may be subject to change

  • Trinity Court Surgery, Arden St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HJ
  • Cheylesmore Surgery, 51 Quinton Park, Cheylesmore, Coventry, CV3 5PZ
  • Priory Medical Centre, Priory Road, Warwick, CV34 4NA
  • Whitehall Medical Practice, Morton Gardens, Rugby CV21 3AQ
  • Warwickshire North: coming soon
Secondary Care Dermatology

The New Community Dermatology Service will work closely with Secondary Care to ensure the onward referral of appropriate patients and in establishing MDTs

Contact:

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact transformation@vhg.co.uk

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