Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Walton of Detchant Lord Walton of Detchant Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the acute adult dermatology service at Nottingham University Hospital is to be closed; and whether they have assessed the effect that that decision will have upon patients in the area affected by skin diseases.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The provision of services, including dermatology services, is a matter for the local National Health Service.

The NHS Trust Development Authority advises that since 2 February 2015 Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has not been able to provide a comprehensive adult dermatology service. It no longer has sufficient consultant dermatologist capacity to sustain such a service.

The Trust has worked with commissioners to ensure a satisfactory service is available to local people from alternative providers.

Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group has commissioned a review to assess what is needed to meet the needs of the population in the future.

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