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Last updated: 4 May 2020
- Skin cancer
After completing my general professional training in the West Midlands, I returned to the University Hospital in Nottingham to undertake my specialist training in dermatology. My research experience provided training in the treatment of allergic and inflammatory skin disorders, and I also developed further expertise in laser therapy and management of skin cancer. My training was consolidated by an overseas fellowship studying Mohs' Micrographic surgery, a highly specialised technique used in treating difficult skin tumours.
I have been able to provide a comprehensive dermatology service after being appointed a consultant in 1999. In addition to a specialised skin cancer and laser surgery service, my practice at Spire Parkway and Solihull Hospitals involves the treatment of a broad spectrum of skin disorders.
In addition to my clinical duties, I have been the clinical director of dermatology for over ten years. I am proud that the quality of our service has been recognised nationally and I was honoured to recently receive the ‘Building Healthier Lives Clinical Excellence Award’.
Away from work, I have always taken a keen interest in sport, and have played in cricket, tennis, basketball and squash teams. Currently I am a member of a local sports and squash club. More recently I have learnt to play golf, although regrettably the pressure of time means that this is restricted to a few rounds in the summer months.
The highlight of my interest in outdoor pursuits and hill walking was when I completed the 'Tour du Mont Blanc' circuit in the Alps. I am also a proficient skier. I also enjoy the more sedentary pleasures of the theatre, concerts and cinema as well as fine food. Most of all, we enjoy family pursuits with our two daughters, who keep us busy!
Areas of interest
Diagnosis and management of skin cancer including Mohs Micrographic surgery; Dermatological surgery for skin lesions; Laser therapy for medical skin disorders; photodynamic therapy; treatment of basal cell carcinoma; treatment of squamous cell carcinoma; treatment of malignant melanoma; surveillance of skin lesions to exclude skin cancer.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Director
University Hospitals Birmingham
Improving clinical outcomes by service design
I am a keen sportsman and have represented teams at several sports.
I also enjoy outdoor pursuits, dining and spending family time.
Building Healthier Lives Clinical Excellence Award
I have in excess of 30 publication sin peer reviewed journals and frequently present at national and international meetings
Courses offered to GPs
I frequently teach undergraduates, paramedical and medical staff. I regularly participate in teaching events organised by both my NHS and private hospitals. I am invited to teach skin surgery at national and international meetings
I participate in an annual audit of excision rates of skin tumours and post operative infection. My outcomes have been demonstrated to be well above national standard. There were no incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma under my care in the last year.
- B Med Sci (Hons) University of Nottingham 1985
- BM BS University of Nottingham 1987
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians (London) 1990
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians (London) 2001
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery Professor Picoto 1997
Reference number 3246412
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Executive Committee British Association of Dermatologists British Association of Dermatologists 2017
- Royal College of Physicians Dermatology West Midlands Royal College of Physicians 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Dermatological Surgery
American Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
British Medical 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.
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0121 704 1451