We aim to not only treat your psoriasis, but help you lead the life you want to. We work under the principle that every patient is an individual with individual needs and wishes. New patient clinics are run on a Tuesday afternoon and our aim is that all new patients are seen by one of the lead psoriasis consultants.
You may be asked to have some fasting blood tests performed before your appointment and also to fill in several questionnaires. Your appointment will be up to 30 minutes in duration. The clinic nurse will take your weight, blood pressure and urine prior to seeing the doctor. The doctor will ask you questions about your psoriasis, your medical history and examine your skin.
In particular we are interested in how your psoriasis is affecting your life, what you would like to change in your life by having effective treatment and also about treatments you feel would be most suitable for you. Together we will formulate a management plan including treatment and follow-up. Treatment may also include psychological intervention if appropriate.
If a prescription is issued, this will need to be taken to the Royal Free Hospital pharmacy on the ground floor (next to the café). The prescription is not valid in pharmacies outside the Royal Free Hospital.
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