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Dr Rashid has been a Consultant since 2018. She graduated in 2007 from University College London and undertook her Foundation year training in the South Thames Deanery. She completed a prestigious Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy in 2012, from Brighton. This was a 3-year post, which comprised comprehensive training in General Medicine, as well as research and clinical experience in Allergic disease. She subsequently took up a post in Allergy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London for over a year. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013. Following that, she moved to the West Midlands where she completed her Higher Specialist Training in Dermatology.
Dr Rashid understands that skin diseases can be very distressing and considerably impact on individuals’ quality of life. She believes everyone should be able to enjoy healthier skin and is committed to helping people to achieve this. Her caring manner and meticulous approach, help her to provide high standards of care to her patients.
She has over 12 years of experience in treating patients in the NHS. She is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. She currently works as a Consultant Dermatologist at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds where she runs regular General Dermatology clinics, skin cancer clinics and skin surgery sessions.
She has been involved in several research projects and audits, and regularly participates in the teaching of medical students and junior doctors. During her specialist dermatology training, she was awarded Gold Award of Excellence for showing outstanding contribution to quality improvement through a clinical audit she carried out. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at regional and national conferences. She has also co-written a chapter in the 'Treatment of Skin Disease' Dermatological textbook.
Outside work, she enjoys keeping fit by playing tennis, cycling and going to the gym. She is passionate about travelling and also likes reading and spending time with family and friends.
Areas of interest
Sun damage; skin cancer; moles; skin lumps; viral warts; rashes; itchy skin; psoriasis; eczema; contact dermatitis; acne; rosacea; hidradenitis suppurativa; urticaria; vulval skin disease; other inflammatory skin diseases; hyperhidrosis (excess sweating); vitiligo; pigmentation problems; hair loss; dermatoscopy; cryotherapy; skin surgery; intra-lesional steroid injections for alopecia/ keloid scars.
Current NHS consultant posts held
West Suffolk Hospital
1. Midlands Prize for best regional BAD abstract. Midlands Dermatology Society, Birmingham, UK, 2017.
2. Gold Award of Excellence: Clinical Audit for Quality Improvement Award. University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
3. BAD / Dowling Club Travel Fellowship for Oral presentation at EADV Fostering Course, Malmo, Sweden, 2015.
4. BSACI Travel Fellowship Award for Poster presentation at BSACI Conference, Telford, UK, 2013.
1. Rashid RS, Ahmed I, Shim TN. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis due to dextromethorphan. Contact Dermatitis. 2020;1–2. https://doi. org/10.1111/cod.13633.
2. Rashid RS, Ahmed I. Viral warts In: Treatment of Skin Disease, 5th Edition. Eds Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J & Coulson I. 2018.
3. Rashid RS, Ahmed I. A creeping hand eruption. BMJ 2017;356:i6326
4. Brown CE, Jones CJ, Stuttaford L, Robertson A, Rashid RS, Smith HE. A qualitative study of the allergy testing experiences, views and preferences of adult patients. Clin Transl Allergy 2016; Aug 30;6(1):34.
5. Rashid RS, Shim TN. Contact Dermatitis. BMJ 2016 Jun 30;353:i3299.
6. Rashid R. Goodyear H. Management of paediatric dermatological emergencies. Paediatrics and Child Health February 2015; 25 (2): 78-83.
7. Rashid RS, Smith KA, Nambiar KZ, Frew AJ, Tarzi MD. Pollen-food syndrome is related to Bet v 1/PR-10 protein sensitisation, but not all patients have spring rhinitis. Allergy 2011 Oct; 66(10):1391-2.
8. Rashid R, Frew AJ. Allergen-specific immunotherapy improves asthma symptoms compared with placebo, but the possibility of adverse effects must be considered. Evidence-based Medicine February 2011;16(1): 16-17.
9. Rashid R. Bleomycin Lung: A Case Report. BMJ Case Reports 2009 (doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2008.1175).
10. Rashid R. Acne Vulgaris: Management is Multifactorial. Review of Endocrinology 2008;2(5): 23-26.
11. Rashid M, Rashid RS. Higher order repeat Caesarean sections: how safe are 5 or more? Br J Obs & Gynae 2004; 111: 1090-1094.
12. Rashid M, Rashid RS. Update on intrapartum fetal monitoring. Annals of Saudi Medicine 2003; 23: 43-47.
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Dermatology General Medical Council 2018
- Membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2013
- Intercalated BSc in Primary Health Care University College London 2006
- MBBS University College London 2007
Reference number 6164412
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Medical Dermatology
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
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.