Wharfedale Dermatology Clinic is a service provided by Grange Park Surgery under a contract awarded by Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) service which started in May 2003 and has been providing local care for patients with skin problems in increasing numbers since then.
The service is delivered from Springs Medical Centre in Ilkley by 2 GPs with specialist training, supported by a Healthcare Assistant. The service is supported by a consultant dermatologist, Dr K London. Surgical procedures for the service are subcontracted to another GP.
The service consists of weekly clinics on Tuesdays all day and Friday mornings. The clinic offers a holistic service where the treatment of patients may include oral medications, topical creams and ointments, and dressings. The service is open to any patient who has a dermatological (skin) condition where their own GP is unable to manage it successfully. There is a strong educational element to the service by advising the patient on their skin condition and encouraging self-management. We recently went live on the Choose and Booking system, prior to this we received referrals via electronic referrals. Although the clinics are held at Spring Medical Centre in Ilkley, patients contact Grange Park Surgery to book their appointments and to re-arrange any they cannot attend.