In the UK, 60% of people are currently affected by a skin condition or have been in the past. 13 million GP attendances every year are thought to be for skin conditions, with over 2 million consultations taking place with a dermatologist (skin specialist).
These conditions and their treatment can vary according to the underlying condition affecting an individual. However, the impact of skin conditions on individuals is clear as up to 70% say that it affects their mental well-being.
Rare or Challenging Skin Conditions Treatment
A large proportion of skin conditions are treated in the community by pharmacists and general practitioners. However, dermatologists possess expert knowledge to treat those conditions which require specialist input.
Treatments for skin conditions depends on the underlying condition and requires a holistic approach but can include topical lotions, creams and ointments, in addition to surgery, phototherapy and systemic medications.
Medicinal cannabis can be considered in challenging skin conditions when first line therapies have not achieved adequate benefit.
If you are a patient or carer seeking an appointment to discuss treatment with medical cannabis, you can complete this form and we can assist you with this.
Eligible patients can provide us with their healthcare records or we can obtain these through your GP. This is to confirm that a patient’s condition has been fully assessed and all other treatment options have been attempted. We will ensure that the primary care provider receives all treatment communication to maintain the highest level of clinical governance.
We also accept referrals from healthcare professionals.
To refer a patient to us, please click here to fill and securely submit a referral form.