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Uttlesford Health

Building 5 Ferguson Close, Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3HY

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Dermatology

Clinics Days Monday and Wednesday Morning / Minor Operative Clinic Monday Afternoon.

Clinician Dr Michelle D Ralph MB BS BSc (Hons) DRCOG MRCP MRCGP Dip Derm (hons) DFSRH.

Dr Michelle Ralph is a GP with special interest in Dermatology providing a community based dermatology and minor surgery service for the patients of Uttlesford at Saffron Walden Community Hospital.

Michelle qualified at St Bartholomew’s Medical School in 1991 and has been a GP for 25 years with interests in Diabetes, Dermatology, Minor Surgery and Coil fitting. Her passion for dermatology lead to her becoming one of the first cohort to complete the Barts London dermatology diploma in 2002 and she qualified as GP with Special Interest in Dermatology and Minor Surgery in 2003.

An active member of the British association of Dermatologists, Michelle lectures and teaches dermatology to medical students and GP’s and sits on the Primary Care Dermatology Society committee a forum where GP’s can exchange views develop skills and progress clinical research in dermatology.

Michelle is supported by Anne Sterling a specialist Dermatology Nurse Prescriber. Anne worked at Addenbrookes Hospital as specialist Nurse Prescriber in the dermatology department and has been involved in dermatology research.

Anne sees patients with the following conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne

Conditions Covered

Diagnostic assessment of skin lumps/bumps/cysts/naevi/basal cell papilloma

Pruritus

Urticaria

Eczema/dermatitis

Light eruptions

Bacterial infections / fungal infections

Molluscum contagiosum

Psoriasis

Skin tumours (not squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma

Undiagnosed bullous eruptions

Lichen planus

Acne

Rosacea

Disorders of hair / disorders of nails

Pigment disorders

Undiagnosed rashes

Hyperhidrosis

Hirsutism

Assessment of difficult or symptomatic warts / verrucae where treatment in primary care has failed to resolve the problem.

Minor surgical procedures.

Cryotherapy

Conditions Not Covered

Melanoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Extensive skin problems in systemically ill patients

Rare inherited disorders such as Dariers, Neurofibromatosis

Severe Psoriasis that may require biologics or light therapy

Disorders that may require hospital admission e.g. Erythoderma

Disorders requiring hospital only prescriptions e.g. Leg ulcers or parasitic infections

Urgent referrals requiring an appointment within 24hrs

Genital Ulcers / STD's