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If you have a skin condition that your GP feels needs further treatment, they may refer you to a dermatology specialist. A list of conditions treated at these clinics is available below. For other conditions, you may be referred to a hospital consultant. 

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  • The diagnostic assessment of skin lumps/ bumps /cysts / naevi / basal cell papilloma.
  • Pruritis
  • Urticaria
  • Eczema / Dermatitis
  • Light eruptions
  • Bacterial infections/ fungal infection
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin tumours
  • Undiagnosed bullious eruptions Lichen planus
  • Acne (mild/moderate)
  • Rosacea
  • Disorders of hair
  • Disorders of nails
  • Pigment disorders
  • Undiagnosed rashes
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Assessment of difficult, symptomatic warts / verrucae, where treatment in primary care has failed to resolve the problem
  • Diagnostic assessment including dermoscopy (applicable to minor surgery clinic only)


  • Patients not registered with a West Essex GP
  • Patients with suspected squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma
  • Patients referred by their GP with a clinical diagnosis of Basic Cell Carcinoma likely to require biopsy/excision (however, this is available through minor surgery only)
  • Autoimmune bullous disorders
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Sarcoid, connective tissue disorders
  • Extensive skin conditions in systemically ill patients
  • Rare inherited disorders  such as dariers, neurofibromatosis
  • Severe psoriasis
  • Severe acne
  • Disorders that may require Hospital admission eg erythoderma
  • Disorders requiring hospital only prescriptions eg retinoids, leg ulcers, patch testing,
  • Genital ulcers / STDs, 
  • Urgent referrals requiring an appointment within 24 hours


Dr Philip Pavlou

Clinic days: Monday morning, Tuesday morning and afternoon

Location: Keats House, Harlow, CM18 6LY

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Dr Sanjeev Rana

Minor surgery

Clinic days: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month mornings

Location: The Limes Medical Centre, Epping, CM16 6TL

Please see the map below.

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