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Tel: Freephone 0300 7900 224 or 0151 295 3019 Email: csd@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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Skin Care Service

What We Do

The Skin Care Service is a team of expert nurses that have undergone additional training and development in aspects of skin care.

Our aim is to improve patient outcomes in Liverpool by promoting standardised integrated best practice in Wound Care, Leg Ulcer Management and Dermatology.

The Skin Service delivers care within the areas of dermatology, leg ulcer and tissue viability.

We offer clinical leadership and support in the management of patients with a complex skin condition, leg ulcers and tissue viability.

Through audit, education and research, we aim to continually update knowledge base and practice built on evidence available.

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Find Us

The Skin Care Service work Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm with the exception of bank holidays and weekends.

Skin Care Service
Lifehouse
Summers Road
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BL

Tel:  0151 295 9415
Fax: 0151 296 7528

Referrals

Health professionals should download the referral form, complete all sections of the referral proforma, and fax back to 0151 296 7528.

Triage of Referral

All referrals will be Triaged by the Specialist Nurses within 24 hours of receipt; the referrer will be contacted where applicable for telephone advice and to arrange joint visits. A rationale must be given for urgent referrals needing patient contact. Visits that are deemed urgent will be arranged where possible within 48 working hours of receipt of referral.

Level of Intervention

Advice given over the phone about generic skin conditions/aetiology and wound management products will not be patient specific information but follow evidence based principles of practice. The referrer is clinically responsible for the treatment prescribed following the advice.

Single joint visit with referrer, advice and education will be offered for the management of the patient's care. Responsibility for monitoring of efficacy, adverse reactions, interpretation of investigations and the re-assessment of the patient treatment plan will remain with the referrer.

With highly complex patients, the Skin Care Service and the referrer will agree a shared approach to the management of the referring problem. Responsibilities for holistic care of the patient will remain with the referrer.

Patients in Nursing or Residential Homes must be assessed and referred by District Nurses prior to referral to the Skin Care Service.

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If you have any feedback for our services, please feel free to contact us via our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).