About Health has been providing community based health services under contract to the NHS since 2009.

We are CQC registered

We currently provide the following services:

  • A community dermatology service for the populations of Preston, Chorley and the Ribble Valley
  • A community dermatology service for the population of East Lancashire in 5 separate locations
  • A community dermatology service for the population of North Lancashire in 1 location.
  • A community dermatology service for the population of Dorset in 5 different locations.
  • A community dermatology service for the population of South West Hampshire from 5 locations

We currently operate out of 16 clinics and offer evening and weekend appointments at some locations to improve access for patients.

We are committed to delivering a high quality service that is valued by patients, referring clinicians, commissioners and secondary care colleagues. Our commitment to quality has been recognised as we have been shortlisted in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 for the Primary/Community Care Provider of the Year award at the annual Health Investor Awards.

We recognise the importance of working as part of the local health economy and in Lancashire, through an innovative partnership with the North West Deanery we offer training posts within our community dermatology service as part of the local GP training scheme.

We work extremely hard to ensure that our DNA rates are as low as possible and that in most cases cancelled appointment slots are filled. This maximises our efficiency and more importantly it contributes to keeping our waiting times as short as possible. In many cases the total time from referral to completion of treatment can be less than one month. This provides excellent service and peace of mind for patients using our services.

In all of our services we work collaboratively with commissioners to deliver or exceed their desired outcomes for the services they have commissioned from us. We aim to deliver quality underpinned by clinical effectiveness and cost efficiency to get the best possible result for the local health economy.

In addition to our core contracts we have lots of experience of operating pilots to demonstrate the advantage of community based services and would be happy to discuss this with you. To find out more about this please contact our Commercial Director, Bryan Leaker MBE on bryan@abouthealthgroup.com or by telephone on 07714 836901 or 020 7129 8898.