What we do
The Dermatology Service at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) provides a service for those in East Lancashire with severe or complex skin disease and skin cancer.
We have six consultant dermatologists who are supported by a team of experienced and skilled nurses including a nurse manager, two advanced nurse practitioners, one clinical nurse specialist and five specialist nurses.
The ELHT Dermatology Team provide a number of specialist clinics and services including:
We work closely with many other specialities within the hospital including Maxillofacial surgery, Ear Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Rheumatology and General Medicine.
How to access the service
Access for severe and complex skin disease is via the intermediate service (GPSI service) or directly from GPs in the case of severe skin disease.
Skin cancer referrals are via the 2 week rule pathway
Some referrals are via internal transfer in the case of complex or emergency dermatology
Where to find us
Dermatology Outpatients Department
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Level1, waiting area 2
Blackburn BB2 3HH
Area 7, Level 0
Burnley General hospital
Burnley BB10 2PQ
Michelle Knowles –Senior sister
Michelle has been a nurse on the dermatology department since December 2000. She is an independent nurse prescriber (V300) and has an interest in performing minor skin surgery. She came into post as the senior sister in February 2016.
Dr Coulson - 01282 804819
Dr Hafejee - 01282 804818 / 01254 735406
Dr Owen - 01254 734364
Dr Shah – 01282 803650
Dr Kaur – 01254 734093
Dr Arun – 01282 804816 / 01254 735406
Dermatology out-patient appointments – 01282 804496
Burnley dermatology treatment room/minor operation appointments– 01282 804817
Burnley phototherapy department – 01282 804814
Blackburn dermatology minor operation appointments – 01254 773597
Blackburn phototherapy department -01254 733577
Skin cancer nursing team – 01282 803089
Biologics ANP – 01254 732542
Burnley Treatment room 7.30am - 6.30pm weekdays
Phototherapy 7.30am - 6.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
British Association of Dermatologists Website. This is a useful resource for patient information leaflets and clinical guidelines
Dermnet New Zealand
Another useful resource for information about skin conditions and treatments.