Dermatology (GP information)


The dermatology department at the L&D is staffed by two consultants, a specialist Registrar, two nurse specialists as well as two further part-time dermatology nurses. The department provides a comprehensive service which sees patients with common skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis but in addition provides a number of specialist clinics and a ‘see and treat’, one stop service.

Inpatient Dermatology services are provided for all age groups.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted via E-RS.

Procedures Provided

  • General Dermatology
  • Patch & Photo tests
  • Skin Cancer
  • Phototherapy treatment
  • Minor surgery
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Monitoring clinics for patients on systemic treatment
  • Cryotherapy
  • Camouflage clinic for patients with pigmentary disorders
  • Iontophoresis

Other specialist services:
In addition to the above services, skin cancer forms an important part of the department work and we have close links to the visiting Plastic Surgery team and the Hospital’s Maxillofacial surgery teams. Dr. De Silva has a specialist interest in Paediatric Dermatology and has close links with GOSH.

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital


DrMohammadGhazavi Khorasgani Consultant
DrBernadetteDe Silva Consultant Dermatologist
DawnWalker Macmillan Skin Cancer CNS
Dale Monteclaros Phototherapy Nurse
PippaTinsley Clinical Nurse Specialist
DrRakhi Singh-Ragunath Specialty Doctor
DrMartinKunzemann Clinical Assistant/GP
DrDanielSchulman Consultant Dermatologist
DrChristina Vlachou Consultant Dermatologist

Useful Contacts

Bedford Hospital
General Manager Hannah Synan-Jones
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
General Manager Hannah Synan-Jones
Clinic reception tel no: 01582 497229
GP Query/Clinic NHS.NET email:
Secretarial team: 01582 497229
Urgent issue contact no: 01582 497229
Clinical Director Dr Bernadette Desilva
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
PALS (for patient specific enquiries) 01582 491 166
Switchboard 01582 491166
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