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Last updated: 12 May 2020
- Skin cancer
My dermatology training was in Oxford and Edinburgh and I then became a full time NHS Consultant for 25 years but in the last 5 years have worked a 4 day week for them NHS. I have a special interest in the effective but appropriate management of skin cancer taking into account body site, age and patient preference. Former President of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery.
I see adults and children in the NHS and privately and have extensive experience in almost all aspects of dermatology. The extent of my cosmetic practice is the removal of unwanted moles, tags, cysts, warty lesions and the use of cryosurgery I do not perform other cosmetic operations. Nor do I user lasers or inject botox or fillers.
Over the years I have been involved in much research and have published over 70 articles in dermatology journasls.
Areas of interest
General dermatology; dermatological surgery; paediatric dermatology; skin tumours; cancer; oncology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
How best to convey a diagnosis of skin cancer - patient preferences
Making sure removal margins of skin for skin cancer is adequate but not excessive
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
Colver GB Skin cancer – a practical guide to management. Martin Dunitz 2002
Dawber R P R, Colver G B, Jackson A J Cutaneous Cryosurgery Martin Dunitz 4 Editions
Hardcastle N, Colver GB 2008 Commentary on NLH Reviews on Basal Cell Cancer for National Knowledge Week on Skin Cancer
Cooke N, Colver GB Br J Dermatol. 2016 Aug;175(2):398-400
How to convey a diagnosis of skin cancer: patient preferences.
Colver G B and Kemmett D (1990) Eruptive Capillary angiomas Arch. Dermatol
Kemmett D, Symons J A, Colver G B and Duff G W (1989) Interleukin 2 receptor levels in psoriasis - failure to correlate with disease activity. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 70: 264-6.
Kemmett D, Colver G B (1994), Myxoid cysts treated by infra-red coagulation. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 19: 118-120
Shaffrali FCG, Dickenson AJ, Colver GB Squamous cell carcinoma of the pinna: predicting nodal metastasis. Poster at Br Assoc Maxillo-facial surgeons 2001
Shaffrali FCG, Gawkrodger DJ, Colver GB, Messenger A Methotrexate in the management of eczema Poster at Br Assoc Dermatologists 2001.
Colver G B, Beveridge C W (1991) Familial acquired pigmented streaks of the nail. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 16: 158-159.
Colver G B, Gawkrodger D J (1991) Vesiculo-bullous Dariers disease. British Journal of Dermatology.
Colver G B, Lord N, Coker K (1992) Induction of house officers. British Medical Journal, 305: 528.
McDonagh A, Colver G B (1993) Ulcerated nodules on the elbows and knees. Archives of Dermatology, 129: 1043.
Lewis F, Slater D, Colver G B (1994) Dariers Sign. British Journal of Dermatology, 130: 126.
Colver GB (1997) Pitted keratolysis treated with 1% clindamycin phosphate Br. J. Dermatol 137 (suppl) 51
Colver G B and Savin J A Understanding Skin Diseases; Family Doctor Publications. New editions 1988, 1992, 1996
Colver G B (1990) Skin Diseases: Your Health and How to Keep It
Harrop, Amanuensis Books Ltd.
Dawber R P R, Colver G B, Jackson A J (1992) Cutaneous Cryosurgery
Martin Dunitz New Edition 1997
Genodermatoses(1997) Ed: J Harper Butterworths
Eds: Arndt K, Dover J and Olbricht S Little, Brown & Co
Burge S M, Colver G B, Rayment R (Eds) Simple Skin Surgery (1997)
Blackwell Science Publications
Colver GB (Ed) Skin cancer – a practical guide to mangement. On behalf of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery Martin Dunitz At publishers
Courses offered to GPs
For 12 years I have run a monthly teaching session for general practitioners with a special interest in dermatology
- FRCPE Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1992
- DM Oxford University 1990
- BM BCh Oxford University 1974
- Skin Cancer Surgery Tucson Hospital Arizona 1994
- Skin cancer surgery Wuppertal Hospital Germany 1992
Reference number 2220466
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
British Association Dermatologists
North of England Dermatology Society
Midlands Dermatology Society
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Initial contact should be made with the hospital where the treatment was undertaken. They will then contact me but have the facility in addition to ask you to attend to be seen by their resident medical officer for any immediate treatment