BARNSLEY GPs are seeking the views of the public on plans to use technology to improve the way dermatology services work across the borough.

The 'teledermatology' proposal means that when you see your doctor with a skin condition, they can carry out their usual examination and, if they think it needs further investigation, a picture of your skin can be sent to specialists at Barnsley Hospital.

This differs from the current service because patients won’t have to attend outpatients for someone to check it out, as this will be done from looking at the photo.

The results from the new service will be back with the GP in a much shorter period, reducing the wait.

Dr Clare Bannon said: "It's important that we provide dermatology services that are easy for people to access.

"We want to improve the experience for patients and make most effective use of the resources we have in Barnsley."

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