Dermatology is the science that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Our Dermatology Department provides a comprehensive service for adults and children with skin problems, offering clinics for acne, skin cancer, skin diseases, and paediatric dermatoses.

The Dermatology Department

Our Dermatology Department provides a range of different clinics, including those for:

  • Acne
  • Skin cancer
  • Inflammatory dermatoses (diseases of the skin)
  • Paediatric dermatoses
  • Skin cancer treatment (surgical clinic)
  • Minor surgery (for the diagnosis of dermatoses)
  • Photodynamic therapy (for skin cancer)
  • Drug monitoring

We also have a phototherapy treatment suite for the treatment of inflammatory dermatoses.

Our Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist provides support, information and care for patients diagnosed with skin cancer.

Please note that the outpatient clinics run under different consultant teams. We cannot guarantee you will be seen by the allocated consultant and you may be seen by one of the doctors working in that team. If you have any queries please let one of members of staff know.


If you have a skin condition that your GP is unable to diagnose or treat, he or she can refer you to the Dermatology Department for specialist advice and treatment.   Alternatively, if you are under the care of another hospital department and you have a skin condition that is relevant to your hospital treatment, your specialist may refer you to the Dermatology Department.


The Dermatology Department runs multiple studies to improve understanding and treatment of skin conditions. These include:

Portfolio research

  • Acne genetics study examining genetic factors influencing acne.

UK Dermatology clinical trials including:

  • PATCH study – cellulitis trial examining effects of prophylactic antibiotic therapy;
  • BLISTER study – bullous pemphigoid examining effects of treatment;
  • PYODERMA study examining effects of treatment.

Non portfolio research

  • Photodynamic therapy for leg ulcers
  • Photodynamic therapy device for
  • Acne
  • Photo-aging

Key staff

GPs with a Special Interest: Dr Kevin Jackson (Ripon Community Hospital)
Specialty Doctor: Dr Ibtessam El-Mansori