Welcome to the South East of England Phototherapy Network Website

We in the Photodermatology Unit of St.John's Institute of Dermatology, have created the Network in order to link together and provide suport for Phototherapy Practitioners in London and South East. We are happy to have members from further afield as well.

We have changed from being an informal support support network to a full Managed Clinical Network. This means that we have a steering group, who agree and set Clinical Standards to define a minimal acceptable level of patient care. We then organise annual audits of participating units to see if they are meeting the standards.For units who have problems meeting standards we can provide support and help, and for units who meet all the standards this is obviously a reassuring check.We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our members to join in. Click here, for a detailed description of how the Managed Clinical Network works.

we hope you find the network useful. Please click here if you would like your department to become a member. Below you can see a map of our members.

Attached files:

Map showing location of units across the country
(Word format, 3250kb)

Map showing location of member units in the South East
(Word format, 1855kb)

You are also welcome to download our latest evidence based phototherapy protocols, our preassessment forms, our practical guide to MPDs and MEDs and our latest information leaflets on PUVA, TLO1 and broadband UVB, that we use in St.John's. There are also the British Photodermatology Group Guidelines for dosimerty and callibration in ultraviolet radiation therapy (2002) which can be downloaded and information about the calibration service provided by St.Thomas Hospital Medical Physics Department. You will also find information about our courses and updates.

Recently the BAD formed a working party to agree a set of minimum standards for phototherapy provision. Please click on this link for further information.

Best Wishes

Nichola Mair, Phototherapy Research Nurse and South East of England Network Project Coordinator

Trish Garibaldinos, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Head of Phototherapy St.John's Institute of Dermatology.

Bob Sarkany, Head of Photodermatology, St.John's Institute of Dermatology

Dates For your Diary
Our 3rd update will take place on Thursday 3rd November, 15:00-17:30 again in the South Wing Lecture Theatre at St Thomas’. Our Annual Phototherapy course will be on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th October. Registration is 9-9:30am. The course then runs until approximately 5pm each day. The cost for the course is £450, or £375 if booked before 1st May 2016. The fees includes lunch for both days and refreshments. Please advise if you require a special diet. This course will take place at the Robens Suite at Guy’s Hospital. Please email Nichola Mair if you wish to attend.

Programme Update 3rd November (Word format, 47kb)


Dates for your Diary (Word format, 40kb)

Posted on: 18-Mar-2016

This network is specifically for Phototherapy practitioners. Unfortunately, we are unable to answer enquiries from patients.