Rossendale Primary Care Centre

01706 235344 Bacup Road , Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 7PL
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This Department is managed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

01282 803761

The Dermatology department at ELHT offers a comprehensive range of services for conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. It is lead by 4 fully trained and accredited consultant dermatologists (skin physicians) who all completed at least 4 years of post graduate medical training prior to specialisation in dermatology.

Outpatient services are offered at Burnley General Hospital, Royal Blackburn Hospital and Rossendale General Hospital. A phototherapy service is operational on both the Burnley and Blackburn sites and in our dedicated department in Burnley we offer a 7 day daily dressing service for tar and dithranol therapy, as well as other complex treatments. There are inpatient services on both main hospital sites.

Burnley General Hospital has a purpose-built dedicated dermatology department . The Royal Blackburn Hospital also has a dedicated outpatient suite which includes a dermatology theatre, treatment room and phototherapy suite.

The ELHT Dermatology Department has established a high reputation for the quality of its training in dermatology and is the only District General Hospital in the country that has 2 full-time Specialist Registrars.

There is a large, dedicated, experienced nursing team who provide many nurse-led services, including the phototherapy service.

Things you should know

Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions specifically relating to the skin. Dermatology has both medical and surgical aspects it also has a cosmetic side to the field, including the treatment of ache and dandruff.
Patients with all types of skin conditions are seen for diagnosis and treatment in the Outpatient Unit. Specialised clinics and combined clinics with colleagues in different departments are also held on a regular basis. This service is provided across East Lancashire, and the combined inpatient and outpatient Dermatology Unit is located at Burnley General Hospital.
Service Delivery
Inpatients (planned) - Burnley General Hospital
Day Case (Same Day Service) - Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital
Outpatients - Accrington Victoria Hospital, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Burnley General Hospital and Rossendale Hospital
Contact Details:
Dermatology Reception Desk - Burnley General Hospital 01282 804815
Dermatology Outpatients - Royal Blackburn Hospital 01254 733595
Dermatology Appointments (new) - 01282 803761
Dermatology Appointments (follow up) - 01254 734522

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Key facts about the Dermatology department at Rossendale Primary Care Centre

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 18 weeks for 9/10 patients

Last updated on 13 June 2016.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust