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- 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 (2016-27) of the prestigious St John's Dermatology Society, and is Lead Clinician in Dermatology and 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. This work includes treatment of important and rare skin birth defects and birthmarks in children and adults with or without general anaesthetic.
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, acne scars, warts and verrucas etc.
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
Over 50 peer-reviewed publications
Courses offered to GPs
I run a GP forum at St Helier Hospital quarterly, and frequently attend GP practices to deliver educational seminars (on request)
- MA Cantab 1st Class Honours Cambridge 1987
- MBBS London 1983
- FRCP U.K. 1997
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President St John's Dermatological Society 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
St John's Dermatological Society
British Medical Laser Association
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.