Peninsula Community Health



Community Dermatology Nurse Service

We understand the impact a skin disease can have on all aspects of your daily life

The aim of this service, through advice and education about your individual condition, is to enable you to manage your disease with confidence, with the minimum intervention from your GP, Dermatologist or Nurse.

Our Dermatology Nurse provides practical advice, education and support for all members of the family who may be suffering from Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.

  • Your clinic appointment will allow you gain a full explanation about your condition and what to expect from treatment options available to you.
  • Practical advice is given to you about how to apply, what quantities to use and when to apply emollients, topical steroids and other topical medicines.
  • An individual plan of care will be agreed with you to ensure a successful outcome.
  • Childhood eczema clinics give you as a parent the opportunity to discuss all aspects of managing your child’s atopic eczema with the dermatology nurse.
  • Treatments are requested from your GP that have been agreed with you and the nurse.
  • You will be given follow up appointments to ensure your condition is responding well.
  • You will be given an open appointment at the end of your episode of care so that you can refer back at anytime without the need to visit your GP.
  • If you are unable to travel to a clinic, due to your health or physical condition, a home visit may be possible.
  • For residential and nursing homes scabies diagnosis and management advice is available.
  • Regular clinics are held at St Austell, Newquay and Bodmin Community Hospitals.

Contact Details:-

Community Dermatology Nurse Service,
St Austell Community Hospital,
Porthpean Road,
St Austell
PL26 6AA

Tel: 01726 873072

Fax: 01726 291141