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Dr Bleiker qualified at Nottingham Medical School in 1992 with Honours and completed her Dermatology training in Leicester before accepting a consultant post in Derby in 2001. She manages all skin diseases of adults and children (including hair, nails and genital areas) and performs skin surgery, although she does not undertake more complex surgical procedures involving flaps or graft repairs.
Her sub-specialist interests are Contact Dermatitis and Paediatric Dermatology. She investigates suspected skin allergies with patch tests. It is vital for patients suffering with skin disease to have the right diagnosis at the start so that appropriate treatment can be given to avoid weeks and months of suffering due to the wrong diagnosis and inappropriate treatment.
Areas of interest
Paediatric Dermatology; Allergic Contact Dermatitis; Patch Testing
- Val Taltow
- Nuffield Health Derby Hospital Rykneld Road Littleover DERBY DE23 4SN
- 0300 790 6190
Current NHS consultant posts held
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Bleiker was the Editor of the British Journal of Dermatology from January 2010-July 2013. This is one of the top Dermatology journals internationally.
Dr Bleiker is one of five editors of Rook’s Textbooks of Dermatology, this is the most comprehensive textbook of Dermatology worldwide.
- FRCP London 2004
- BM BS Nottingham 1992
- BMedSci (Hons) Nottingham 1990
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Dermatology, 2001
- Derby Private HealthRoyal Derby Hospital,...
- 17:00 - 18:00
- 01332 785200
- Nuffield Health Derby Hospital, DE23 4SN
- 16:00 - 21:00
- 01332 540104
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
Via the Nuffield Hospital, 03007906190
or Derby Private Health 01332 785200
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)
Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)
Patch testing (inclusive of application, reading and reporting) - (5-50)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - trunk & limbs - (1-5)
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