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Welcome to the Royal Devon and Exeter

Department of Dermatology


Medical and Surgical Dermatology Services


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About the Dermatology Department

The Royal Devon and Exeter dermatology department provides NHS treatment to patients with a range of different skin conditions. The department is led by a team of six Consultant Dermatologists and specialist dermatology nurses and is based in a large modern unit in Heavitree Hospital.


The department provides a wide variety of dermatology outpatient and day-case services including clinics, skin surgery and phototherapy. The department also provides dermatology training to medical students from the Exeter Medical School, as well as postgraduate training to dermatology specialist registrars, and GPs with a specialist interest in dermatology.


The Dermatology Department serves a population of around 350,000. Skin surgery forms a large proportion of the workload of the department, with daily operating lists ranging from simple excisions to complex flap and graft repairs.  Dedicated skin cancer clinics are supported by weekly skin cancer multi-disciplinary team meetings.


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Clinics and services available


Click on the link above for more information regarding the clinics

There are restrictions on the referral of harmless or cosmetic skin conditions to the department. Please discuss this with your GP for further information.


What to expect on arrival

Please report to the receptionist on arrival and you will be directed to the correct clinic.


If you have recently moved house or have changed address, please let the receptionist know so that your details can be updated.


Please note that a number of clinics are likely to be running at the same time, so patients in the waiting area may not necessarily be attending the same clinic as you. 


This is a teaching department and medical students may be present during your consultation. Please let reception know if you would prefer the students not to be present.


A member of staff will inform you if there is a significant delay in your appointment time.

After your visit the doctor will send a full report to your GP detailing any further treatment or tests you may require. Your GP should receive this information within two weeks of your visit. It may take longer if you have had complex investigations.


If you are unable to attend your appointment it is important that you contact the department in advance.