What we do

The Dermatology Service is based at St Luke’s Hospital and provides outpatient services to children and adults in the Bradford and Airedale area with dermatological problems.

We are a comprehensive dermatology service and hold general as well as specialist dermatology clinics. We also offer consultant and nurse-led services as follows:

  • General adult clinics run daily
  • All day paediatric clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • A dermatology/rheumatology clinic run monthly on a Tuesday
  • General vulval clinics on Thursdays
  • Monthly dermatology/gynaecology clinics on Thursdays
  • Daily nurse-led systemic and biologic clinics
  • Phototherapy clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Phototherapy assessment clinics on a Tuesday and Thursday
  • Patch testing patients attend on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday afternoons each week
  • Cosmetic camouflage clinics are held on a Tuesday
  • Day treatment clinics run daily

Patient information videos

A selection of patient information videos have been developed by the British Association of Dermatologists. These handy ‘how-to’ videos offer a range of useful tips for using your treatments effectively. They can be found on the following link: https://www.skinhealthinfo.org.uk/support-resources/video-guides/

Referral pathways

Choose and Book is available for the vulval service only.

There is limited access to phototherapy, cosmetic camouflage and patch testing following referral directly from GPs with a special interest in dermatology. GPs cannot refer directly into these services

Referrals can be made through a written referral addressed to a member of the team or to the Dermatology Service, and sent to the dermatology department or the central booking office.

All referrals will be triaged by senior medical staff into appropriate clinics, prior to appointments being made.

Getting here and contacting us

Our outpatient clinics are all held on level D2, D block, at St Luke’s Hospital except for the phototherapy assessment clinic and phototherapy clinics which are held in the phototherapy unit in the Horton Wing (ward F4, area 6, level 2).

For appointment queries please call: 01274 274274.


Please see the AccessAble pages on the Dermatology department at St Luke’s Hospital.

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First appointment

Patients are asked to bring a copy of their medication to the first appointment and also information about the treatment they have already received.

For patch testing, it is helpful if patients bring creams and ointments they currently use as it may be necessary to use them in the testing. Patients will need to attend three clinics in one week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon). Each appointment will last approximately one hour.

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff care for a diverse population, which is what makes Bradford such a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.