The dermatology service at Sunderland Royal Hospital is provided by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. We run general dermatology clinics and clinics for patients referred with potential skin cancers. There is also a dermatology service based at Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre, which provides care to approximately 400 patients per week.

The department offers local accessible, high quality dermatology and minor surgery services in a primary care setting, shifting care closer to home from hospital and into community settings. The aim of the service is to provide local accessible, high quality dermatology services in a primary care setting closer to home. Our teams acknowledge that our patients have a wide range of problems and strive to treat everyone with individual care in a professional and sensitive manor. We strive to be non-judgemental in our attitude and care of all our patients.

Contact Us

Sunderland Royal Hospital: 0191 5699004

Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre: 0191 5195850


Finding Us

Sunderland Royal Hospital: Dermatology Outpatients, Area 7, Chester Wing Outpatients

Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre: 1st floor, Hylton Lane, Sunderland, SR5 4BW

Our Team

Sunderland Royal Hospital:

Service Manager: Lauren Ferrar

General Manager: Paul Thurland

Clinical Lead: Dr Maneesha Vatve

Ward Manager: Sr. Sharon Wilson


Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre:

Business Manager: Kathryn Henderson

Matron: Nicola Kirkley

Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Self Care Lead: Janice Tate

Consultant Dermatologist : Dr Jamshed Niazi

GP with Special Interest: Dr Richard Lilley and Dr Andrea Mon