Beacon Hospital is home to three expert Consultant Dermatologists with a wealth of experience treating disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

Dermatology is the study and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails. At Beacon Hospital, we have three Consultant Dermatologists specialising in skin, hair and nail disorders.

Dermatologists diagnose and treat these disorders upon consultation following a referral from the patients GP.

Our Dermatologists conduct consultations in their clinics to examine the patient’s disorder and decide on what the next steps, if any, will be.


Sometimes, the Dermatologist may decide that a lesion may need further examination, removal, or treatment. Where this may be the case, you may be asked to return on another day to the Satellite Day Unit, to have the lesion biopsied or removed via the means discussed between you and your Dermatologist.

Following a biopsy, the tissue sample removed will be sent to pathology for examination.

Results and Next Steps

Once the sample has completed testing, the lab will inform your Consultant of the results. Your Consultant will contact you with your results. If no follow up is required, your Consultant will discharge you back to the care of your GP. Where further treatment is required, your Consultant will discuss with you the reason for this and will perform the treatment, or where necessary (for example in the case of aggressive skin cancers), refer you to another specialist.