Do I need to get a referral from a GP to see a Dermatologist?
Do I need to get a referral from a GP to see a dermatologist?
Dermatological conditions are very common in general practice and can often be managed at this level by your GP.
Most consultants working within the NHS and in private practice require a referral letter from a GP. This referral letter is to make sure that the consultant receives details about the patient and the patient’s condition and may include:
- Past medical history
- A medication list
- Previous test results
- Treatments already tried.
The referral letter also ensures that you are seeing the correct consultant for your condition. You may however be able to pay to see a private dermatologist without a referral letter, call their secretary to ask if this is possible.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
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