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The majority of these will be easily recognised by GP's
Refer to appropriate benign skin lesion guidance as required (from Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS))
Benign symptomatic skin lesions and low risk BCCs can be removed under the Minor Surgery DES. A number of GP Practices will also accept inter-practice minor surgery referrals to remove these lesions. The list of GP Practices that can be referred to is available here and the referral form is available here.
If still unsure and there is no internal or locally accessible practice expertise seek further advice via Advice and Guidance - include clear history plus general and close up images. Wherever possible a dermoscopic image should also be included as this provides the greatest diagnostic certainty (see Assessment guidance above)
All requests must include general and close up images. Wherever possible a dermoscopic image should also be included as this provides the greatest diagnostic certainty (see Assessment guidance above) combined with clear history
Send via eRS Advice and Guidance - please mark the priority of these requests as 'urgent' to ensure a rapid response
Advise patients that request for advice may result in a referral (possible 2ww) if the specialist believe this is necessary