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Updated February 2017

Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, including acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections and skin cancers.

Dermatology is run by Community Outpatients: phone: 01206 742987.

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded a contract to Concordia Specialist Care Services Ltd to provide dermatology services to patients across Colchester and Tendring.

The contract will run for five years and nine months from 1 July 2017.

The decision follows engagement with local people and a detailed evaluation of the bids received by the CCG.

Lisa Llewelyn, Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality at the North East Essex CCG said: "We undertook a very rigorous process to ensure we appointed the most appropriate provider from the bids we received”.

“Concordia Specialist Care Services Ltd demonstrated robust quality, service delivery, patient experience with an emphasis of effective partnership working and innovation in their bid. They also displayed a sound knowledge of healthcare provision and the importance of working with patients as well as health professionals. We are now looking forward to working with them to ensure these services are up and running by the beginning of July.”

The new dermatology service in north east Essex will be consultant led with the majority of services provided in the community. Clinicians from Concordia Specialist Care Services Ltd will work closely with local general practice, commissioners and other care providers to provide the service to our population.