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- Skin cancer
Dr Varma qualified from the University College Cork, Republic of Ireland in 1998 with a degree in medicine and a bachelor degree in medical science.
Dr Varma trained in General Medicine at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She underwent her specialist training in Dermatology at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and also at West Midlands. She subsequently completed the highly acclaimed one year Mohs Micrographic Surgical Fellowship involving surgery, reconstruction and laser therapy at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.
She was then appointed as a Consultant Mohs Surgeon at the same centre, She also worked as a consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon at City Hospital in Birmingham, where she performs dermatological surgery as part of skin cancer therapy as well as laser therapy for various skin disorders.
She has recently been appointed as a lead consultant dermatologist at North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust.
Dr Varma's interest is in the area of detection and treatment of skin cancer. She can perform specialised surgical procedures, including reconstructions creating skin flaps, split thickness grafts and full thickness skin grafts for closure of large wounds following Mohs surgical excisions for skin cancer. Dr Varma has been a reviewer for journals: British Journal of Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.
Areas of interest
Skin tumours / cancer / oncology; Acne; Axillary hyperhydrosis; General dermatology; Skin rash
Current NHS consultant posts held
North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust
Non melanoma skin cancer
Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the hand - a clinical case with an aggressive and uncommon presentation - awaiting publication.
Cyclophosphamide induced nail discoloration and skin hyperpigmentation - a rare presentation. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2009; 34:405-6
Palisaded neutrophils granulomatous dermatitis in a 10 year old girl with insulin dependent diabetes and coeliac disease. British Journal of Dermatology 2008; 159:488-9
Exacerbation of psoriasis by Thalidomide in a patient with Erythema Multiform. British Journal of Dermatology 2006; 154:789
Courses offered to GPs
GP updates in dermatology at Nuffield Hospital , Wolverhampton March and November 2013
Excellent patients feedback.
- FRCP UK Royal College of Physician 2012
- MRCP UK Royal College of Physician 2003
- MBBCH Ireland University College Cork, Ireland 1998
- BSC Science Ireland University College Cork, Ireland 1998
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Dermatology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physician
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
At Nuffield Wolverhamton, there is an on call doctor available out of office hour. If needed I can be called in.