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Foundation Skin®

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Foundation Skin® is an innovative and unique skin clinic in the UK, providing high quality, consultant-led skin care advice and cosmetic treatments, for both men and women.

Foundation Skin®, a Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust (Harrogate Hospital) venture, is a self-refer (no GP referral is required), self-pay clinic.  Funds generated by the clinic are returned to Harrogate Hospital in full support of our local NHS services.

This clinic offers patients access to skin treatments no longer routinely provided by the NHS, skin treatments no longer supported by private insurance companies, as well as skin treatments of a purely cosmetic nature. We also operate a patient-friendly NHS triage service, securing patients NHS care when appropriate.

Treatments are competitively priced when compared to national and local private providers. Our aim is to make high quality cosmetic skin care and skin health advice, more accessible and affordable for all. 

Please note, for returning clients, Foundation Skin® remains an Harrogate Hospital service but as demand has grown significantly (by word of mouth) since our launch 7 years, we moved (in August 2011) into purpose-built rented clinical accommodation in Kingswood House GP Surgery, immediately opposite Harrogate Hospital.

For any enquiries please contact us on the telephone number and/or email below:

Foundation Skin® , c/o Kingswood House Surgery, 14 Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA

Email: foundationskin@hdft.nhs.uk

Tel: 01423 554567
Fax: 01423 555431

Other information:

Clinic days - Foundation Skin® is a part-time clinical service. Clinic days (offering early and late appointments) are Mondays and Thursdays. If you are ringing on non-clinic days, there may be a short delay in responding to your enquiry, as our Reception staff are working on both sites and are not in the Foundation Skin clinic full time. 

Clinic information/Treatments/Price packs - available on request.

Directions/Map - available on request (sent out routinely with new appointment letters).

Parking - is available on the Harrogate Hospital site. Please beware that we have received some indication that clamping may be starting in the near future for any unauthorised parking on the Kingswood site (operated by a private firm).

Clinic rooms and Reception (1st Floor) - please enter the building fully via the front entrance, walk past the GP Practice reception counter (on your left). Beyond this counter on the left is the lift to the 1st floor. Our Reception Team will greet you.

Early appointments - For early appointments (the 7.30 am slot or earlier) please park on the Kingswood site in the car park at the rear of the building. The Team will come down to collect you just before your allocated appointment time. Entry is via the back door. Once the Kingswood staff arrive, at 7.45 am onwards, exit and entry is via the front entrance. 

News update - demand for appointments is high but we operate an active cancellation list.

Consultant - Dr Kay Baxter FRCP(Lon) LL.B, Consultant Dermatologist (on the GMC Specialist Register for Dermatology,GMC No 4127871, registered with a licence to practise). www.gmc-uk.org. Dr Baxter does not engage in any private practice and is salaried and contracted as an NHS consultant in Foundation Skin®.

Privately insured patients - The clinic is not registered as a private clinic. As patients pay a Hospital for this service (and not a Consultant as occurs in private practice), some insurers will not re-imburse privately insured patients (even if attending for a diagnostic consultation).We are currently liaising with insurers on this issue.  We advise you to check the position of re-imbursement in this situation with your own insurers before attending clinic

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The Foundation Skin® Team