"ONGOING recruitment challenges" in dermatology have led to changes to services in Anglesey and Gwynedd.

The majority of patients in Gwynedd and Anglesey who need to see a consultant will be offered a clinic appointment at another hospital or health centre in North Wales.

This is set to be a temporary measure.

A statement from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) said: "Our nurse led Dermatology clinics at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Ysbyty Alltwen, Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley and Llandudno Hospital will continue as normal. Our GPs with a special interest in skin cancer will also continue with their clinics in the community.


"We have worked with our clinicians to develop plans to increase capacity for dermatology, in particular for our urgent suspected skin cancer patients. To help us see more patients quickly we will be introducing extra clinics during the evenings and weekends.

"Any patients impacted by this temporary change will be contacted with an offer of appointment in due course."

Anyone with concerns is asked to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 03000 851234 or email BCU.PALS@wales.nhs.uk