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Severe psoriasis service

Providing care and management for adults with severe psoriasis


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About us

The severe psoriasis service provides highly specialised care and management for adults with severe psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

We see people from our local community, regionally and nationally following referral from another dermatologist.

The clinic is supported by a consultant rheumatologist, a nurse consultant, an advanced nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a comprehensive treatment unit and a phototherapy suite.


We have a comprehensive research programme led by the Skin Therapy Research Unit (part of the genetics and molecular medicine division) at King's College London. It includes clinical trials assessing new treatments in psoriasis.

Useful information

Psoriasis association – the leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis.

Psoriasis: assessment and management NICE guidelines – information explaining the advice about psoriasis that is set out in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline.

British Association of Dermatologists patient information leaflets – these patient information leaflets are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).



Contact details

Guy's Hospital
3rd floor, Southwark Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

Tel: 020 7188 6417 (medical secretary)
020 7188 8884 (patient access team)


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