Dermatology Services

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

For Shropshire County patients:

Referrals for the Advanced Primary Care Service (APCS) Dermatology service are to be sent by the GP to the RAS Team via Choose and Book or if the GP Surgery is not on Choose and Book they can either be emailed to: rasteam@nhs.net or faxed to: 01743 277647.

If you are a GP with a general enquiry regarding this service please contact us on:

01743 369653 (Shrewsbury)
01691 663611 (Oswestry)

For Telford and Wrekin patients:

GPs can refer into the Advanced Primary Care Services (APCS) via Choose and Book referral for Dermatology service. Patients will be required to call to “activate” their referral and an appointment will follow once it has been decided which clinic is best for the patient to be seen in. If you are a GP wishing to refer to this service (not using Choose and Book) please contact us by telephone on 01952 235985/6/7.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Dermatology Services

Types of patients regularly seen

The dermatology APCS service offers specialist care to dermatology patients that require further care for skin conditions but do not require acute hospital treatment.

Patients not seen by this service

Patients that are currently not seen by the dermatology APCS include:

  • Those requiring Roaccutane treatment for acne
  • Patients requiring UVB or PUVA treatment (we are able to refer-on patients that require these treatments, but we are unable to provide them in the service)
  • Those requiring minor surgery for wart removal or other minor cosmetic surgery. The service offers a minor operations clinic where the patient will be seen by a General Practitioner with special interest in minor surgery. This will only be offered to patients who the clinician deems appropriate on their initial assessment.