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General dermatology referrals


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Referral contacts

  • General dermatology
    St John’s Institute of Dermatology
    Guy’s Hosptial
    1st floor, Counting House
    London SE1 9RT

  • Tel: 020 7188 8884, select option 2 for follow-up appointments and option 3 for new appointments


We accept referrals from the patients GP or other hospital specialists.

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.

Suspected skin cancer referrals

Patients with moles, lesions or suspected skin cancer should be referred to our skin cancer screening clinic.

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.

Emergency referrals 

If your referral is urgent, please contact the on-call doctor via the main switchboard 020 7188 7188, bleep 2010.