Community Skin Lesion

  • SGPS has also implemented a Community Skin Lesion service in Sutton
  • Commissioned by the CCG, the service will give GPs the opportunity to seek expert help to assist in diagnosing skin lesions
  • If diagnostic uncertainty exists, GPs refer their patient to the community skin lesion service where an initial review of the lesion will occur
  • GPs refer their patient to the service where an initial review of the lesion will occur
  • Where clinicians within the service, are unable to diagnose the lesion, an image of the lesion will be taken and sent to the hospital for further review
  • The introduction of a skin lesion service will also help reduce the number of referrals to the hospital dermatology services, thereby increasing efficiency
  • It will also provide learning opportunities for local GPs as they receive feedback on the diagnoses of lesions that have been reviewed