Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and the recent announcement asking for people to stay at home, all our services are severely affected.
In line with current guidance, we have temporarily ceased the provision of our services Our decision is based on advice that has been issued from the British Association of Dermatologists, Public Health England and NHS England. The recommendations include restrictions in face-to-face contact with healthcare professionals and the pausing of delivery of routine community healthcare.
Please be assured that as soon as clearance is given to resume the services you will be contacted with a new appointment.
All new referrals in to the service will be accepted and patients will be contacted to schedule an appointment as soon as restrictions are lifted
If you have an urgent query about your condition please contact your GP Practice or call 111.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Please follow Government advice published at nhs.uk/coronavirus.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal, for more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance#guidance-for-the-public
Look after your mental health – support and guidance is available to access on line at Every Mind Matters https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Please stay at home if:
you have a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
• New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste
You live with someone displaying any of the above symptoms
if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days
if you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
We provide consultation, advice and treatment from consultants, specialist GPs and specialist nurses for a wide range of dermatological problems (skin complaints).
Our community dermatology service is consultant led and accepts referrals for patients aged 16 and above registered with a Wirral GP.
If you have a skin complaint that needs more tests or to be treated by a specialist, we will offer a convenient appointment to you. Some of the tests may include blood tests and biopsies.
If you need medication or dermatological cream you will be asked to contact your GP for the relevant prescription.
Ear Nose and Throat Service (ENT)
We provide consultation, advice and treatment from consultants, specialist GPs and specialist nurses for a wide range of ENT problems
Our community ENT service is consultant led and accepts referrals from across the Wirral for patients aged 16 and above.
You may be required to have a hearing test before your appointment or other tests may be performed at the time of the appointment.