Dr Farrant was invited to be the dermatologist for the Montefiore Hospital, the flag ship hospital of the Spire group and has worked there since it opened, with clinics every Wednesday. He only sees adults at this location but can offer all services. There is on street pay and display parking and good bus links across the city. It is a short taxi ride from Brighton, Preston Park and Hove train stations.
The Montefiore Hospital
2 Montefiore Road,
Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1RD.
Switchboard: 01273 828120
Bookings: 01444 412273
Fax: 01273 828130
Dr Farrant has worked at the Nuffield Haywards Heath since 2009 and has clinics every Monday. He sees both adults and children and can carry out all services at this location, including skin cancer surgery.
There is free parking at the hospital. It is a 5 minute walk from Haywards Heath mainline train station with excellent links to London, Gatwick and Brighton.
Nuffield Haywards Heath
Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD.
Switchboard: 01444 456999
Bookings: 01444 412273
Fax: 01444 476760
Virtual appointments are usually organised on Monday and Thursday evenings, avoiding the need to miss work or other daytime commitments. They are particularly useful for patients who require frequent routine follow ups, for example female patients enrolled on the pregnancy prevention programme for isotretinoin. They also allow the discussion of results when a face to face is not needed.
It can be more challenging to assess new patients virtually and I would recommend that photographs, relevant results and pre-clinic questionnaires are completed before the clinic visit for all new patients.
One of the major benefits of video consultations is the ability to consult with people far away and in the past few weeks I have had consultations with patients from Romania, Netherlands, Dundee, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Cardiff and Suffolk, saving many hours of travel time!
The video technology works best with the google chrome browser and you will receive an email with instructions and a second email with the actual appointment details and any link for questionnaires or photos to be submitted. It is worth having a mobile device as a back up – sometimes the video works better on smart phones or tablets or I may need to call you.
If you have trouble the audio, quit the call and rejoin or switch to a different device.