Community Skin Lesion/Mole Clinic

Our clinics are managed by GP Primary Choice in association with Skin Analytics, using a unique medical device called DERM to examine your skin lesion(s)/mole(s).

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What is DERM?

DERM, created by Skin Analytics, uses photographic images to recognise potential skin cancer and common harmless skin conditions. We understand the importance of timely assessment. By using DERM, we eliminate the need for waiting to see your GP and reduce the timescale for assessment by dermatology teams. Should a lesion/mole be suspected of being skin cancer, quick identification ensures the best care and treatment is available to patients.

About This Service

  • SNEE ICB, GP Primary Choice and Skin Analytics have teamed up to deliver a Dermatology service that will assess your skin lesion(s)/mole(s) and provide the best and safest treatment possible.
  • If you’re over 18 and there’s a suspicion of skin cancer, you may be referred to our service for the assessment of up to a maximum of 2 lesions/moles.
  • This service doesn’t assess rashes or other skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, or skin tags. These will continue to be managed by your GP practice.
  • A fully trained Healthcare Assistant will take your photographs using a smartphone device and dermatoscope.
  • Once the image(s) have been taken, they are uploaded to the specialist DERM software for analysis. DERM is an artificial intelligence program, which has been programmed to identify suspected skin cancers. Images that DERM does not recognise as suspected skin cancer are analysed by a Consultant Dermatologist.
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What happens on the day?

Before we take the clinical photographs, the Healthcare Assistant will talk you through the process and discuss the levels of consent. We’ll only take photographs with your permission.

You will be handed a leaflet to explain the next steps a copy of which can be found here.

We are here to ensure your skin health with care, precision, and efficiency. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.