- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Skin cancer
Dr Christopher Harland Is an experienced General Dermatologist, having first entered the specialty in 1987. Since then he has accrued 30 years of experience at leading NHS Trusts, whilst developing interests in skin cancer and laser therapy. He Is the past-president (2016-17) of the prestigious St John's Dermatology Society, and President Elect for The Dermatology Section, The Royal Society of London. Lead Clinician in Skin Cancer at his host NHS Trust, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust; his other NHS post is at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, where he faces challenging cases of cancer-related skin problems as well as skin cancers. A proportion of his referrals relate to skin cancers and moles; he is an expert in the use of Dermoscopy for subsurface visualisation of suspicious lesions, and he offers surgical removal of moles and skin cancers. At Epsom Hospital, where the acclaimed sk:n unit has been relocated from Sutton Hospital, he treats a diverse range of medical and cosmetic skin problems with lasers.
Areas of interest
General Adult and Paediatric Dermatology; mole checks and dermoscopy; mole excision and skin cancer surgery; laser treatment of various skin conditions including birthmarks, red faces and thread veins, lentigos/liver spots, warts and verrucas etc. Please note: surgical treatment for lipomas and cysts not offered.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Carshalton
the Royal Marsden Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, Sutton
Cutaneous Laser Therapy
Non-invasive imaging and the skin
Squash with honours at Masters level nationally and internationally, including England over 45s and 50s over 5 years; European bronze medalist over 55s 2016.
First class honours, Medicine, Cambridge University 1980.
President St John's Dermatological Society 2016-17
President Elect Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Over 80 peer-reviewed publications
Courses offered to GPs
I have written and updated local guidelines for GPs and other health professionals.
- MA Cantab 1st Class Honours Cambridge 1987
- FRCP U.K. 1997
- MBBS London 1983
Reference number 2820158
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President St John's Dermatological Society 2017
- President Elect Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 2019
- Membership Secretary Dermatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
St John's Dermatological Society
British Medical Laser Association
Royal Society of Medicine
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
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (5-50)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (5-50)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Head & Neck - (5-50)
Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)
Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (5-50)
Local flap - less than 9cm2 - (1-5)
Laser destruction of lesion(s) of skin - up to 25cm2 in area - (1-5)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Laser destruction of lesion(s) of skin - over 25cm2 in area - (1-5)
Debridement of wound (and surgical toilet) - up to 25cm2 in area - (1-5)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)