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Dermatological surgery and laser unit referrals

Providing a specialist service to treat skin cancer 


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Referral contact

  • Dermatological Surgery and Laser Unit (DSLU)
    1st floor, Counting House
    St John's Institute of Dermatology
    Guy’s Hospital
    Great Maze Pond
    London SE1 9RT

  • Email: gst-tr.DSLUDermatology

We accept referrals directly from your GP or any other hospital specialist only.

GP referrals

All GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book). You need to do this within 24 hours of your consultation with your patient.

Referrals sent by email or post from GPs will not be processed.

Non-GP referrals

All non-GP referrals can be emailed to or posted to the address above.

Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.

  • Urgent/two week wait referrals

    Two week wait referrals are seen in the skin cancer screening clinic at Guy's Hospital dermatology department only.

    All suspected skin cancer referred by your doctor should go to the specialist skin cancer screening clinic.

Referral criteria

We accept referrals for consultation regarding:

  • laser treatments – C02, Pulsed Dye, Nd Yag
  • Mohs surgery for biopsy proven skin cancer on the face, head and neck or DFSP’s
  • photodynamic therapy for superficial  skin cancer
  • excision of biopsy proven skin cancer on the body.

We no longer accept Keloid scars.