We know that coming into hospital can often be upsetting for children and their parents. To help make your child’s experience as stress free as possible, we have a special clinic just for children in our Dermatology Outpatient Department.
Our department is child friendly and we have a highly skilled team of Paediatric Dermatology Nurse Specialists and a Nursery Nurse to offer distraction.
Most of our patients are referred to us by GPs, but we also see patients from other hospitals across the region.
Specialist nurse led clinics
We offer a range of services within our clinics specifically for children and young people. These include chronic skin disease management and blood monitoring:
Children and young people clinics
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm.
These take place as either virtual or face to face clinics.
Monday 4.30 – 7.00pm
Consultant-led children’s dermatology clinic
Monday 9.00 – 10.30am
Wednesday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Staff you will meet
Dr Suzy Leech – Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Sivakumar Natarajan – Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Charlotte Goodhead – Consultant Dermatologist
Jenny Underhill – Specialist Nurse Dermatology
Gurminder Sigh – Specialist Nurse Dermatology
Jacky Langston – Specialist Nurse Dermatology
Emma Carr – Nursery Nurse
We are doing everything we can to keep appointments on time so that you are not in the hospital for any longer than you need to be.
However, we know how important it is to keep children and young people occupied if you do need to wait a short time.
Our paediatric waiting area has:
- colouring paper, pens and crafts
- game consoles on request
Please note the play area is not supervised.
Things you need to know
Baby changing facilities are available in the department.
For existing patients’ routine enquiries you can leave a message on our Dermatology Paediatric Nurse Specialist Voicemail. Please note: calls are reviewed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.
Telephone: 0191 282 0400
For existing patients’ urgent enquiries please call our secretaries who are available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Telephone: 0191 282 4178
For all new patients please contact our Appointment Booking Centre:
Telephone: 0191 282 4444
Out of hours Advice:
Contact NHS 111 or visit your nearest NHS walk-in centre.