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From the 1st October 2021 a teledermatology triage pathway will be launched across Pennine Lancashire for lesions where malignancy is not suspected or where there is diagnostic uncertainty.

Teledermatology triage allows dermatology specialists to triage new referrals into their service within 48 hours and decide the most appropriate appointment type for that patient. Teledermatology triage requires two good photographic images to be attached to the referral for the clinician to effectively triage the referral. If patients are required to see a specialist following triage, the patient will be contacted by the Community Dermatology Service to be offered an appointment.

Below is a guide for patients on how to take the best photos of a skin lesion or rash.

Dermatology Photo Guide for Patients