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Locality – South West – March 2015

Better Care for Skin Conditions

GPs in the South East and South West localities are set to pilot a new service using dermatoscopes, which are devices for taking well-lit, magnified images of skin growths known as lesions. Images will be emailed securely to specialist hospital consultants who will advise GPs on treating the conditions, and whether the patient needs to be referred to hospital. This will save trips to hospital for many patients. GPs taking part in the pilot will be given training on using the new equipment this month, and the service is expected to be launched in April.

For more information contact Jackie Masters, Locality Co-ordinator email:

Information About the Locality

There are 14 GP practices in the Locality with a population of around 140,000. The locality Clinical Director is Dr Julie Anderson who is supported by Dr Gavin Bartholomew.

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