The Dermatology department is based at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and offers a wide range general and specialist outpatient services, supported by a dedicated team of specialist and dermatology nurses. The department is actively involved in junior doctor/nursing teaching and in recruiting patients for clinical research studies. Some clinics are also offered at other sites throughout the trust.
Telephone: 01227 783167
Urgent Skin Cancer Clinic
We provide a rapid access clinic three times a week at the Friends Dermatology Centre at Canterbury for any patient referred by the GP with suspicious skin lesion. In line with government guidelines this appointment should be within 2 weeks.
A history is taken and examination performed, then if necessary we can perform diagnostic or curative surgery of suspicious lesions on the day of attendance if we have capacity.