Specialist Skin Service

What do we do?

The specialist skin service is designed to provide facilities and equipment for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of skin disease in a modern, clean environment closer to home.
We offer both a dermatology and minor surgery service at the clinic. We offer minor surgery, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy and a photography service for watching lesions such as moles. Our service is in an accessible location at One Life in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, and has free car parking. Our aim is to always have short waiting times and always be able to see patients urgently within two weeks of the referral.

Who do we work with?

Specialist skin service treatment roomWe see people of any age, male and female for the dermatology side of the service and patients over the age of ten for the minor surgery service. Interpreting services are also offered. We have close links with secondary care and also work with neighbouring primary care trusts.

The team

We are a team of three GPs specialising in dermatology, one GP specialising in minor surgery, clinical lead nurse, dermatology nurse, theatre scrub nurse and a healthcare assistant. The team is supported by a team of administrators. The specialist skin service also receives mentorship from both plastic surgery and dermatology at The James Cook University Hospital.

What happens during the appointment?

A full history of your skin condition will be taken and treatment options discussed with you.
We do offer a ‘see and treat’ service for minor surgery, so expect to have your surgery that day if you are referred to the minor surgery part of the service.

Where are we based?

One Life entrance

One Life
Third floor
Linthorpe Road
Tel: 01642 944741 

When are we available?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Minor surgery service 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm
Dermatology service 8.15am-5pm 8am-12.30pm 8am-12.30pm 8.30am-1.30pm
Nursing clinics 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm

How to refer?

Referral to the treatment centre is direct from your GP via Choose and Book. We also accept direct referrals from your GP if the practice does not use the Choose and Book system.