Skin Crises


Patients whose skin condition is so severe that emergency assessment is required should be discussed with the dermatology on-call doctor on page 3131, accessed via RCHT switchboard. 

This service is available Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 2pm. 

The on-call doctor will escalate your query to the senior clinician of the day and appropriate arrangements will be made and/or advice given.

If a patient is to attend for urgent assessment, a referral letter must be sent with the patient or electronically ahead of their arrival to rch-tr.dermatologyadmin@nhs.net



Review date                 March 2022

Next review due           March 2023

Reviewing GP              Dr Madeleine Attridge