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Dermatologists look after patients with all forms of skin disease including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and other rashes. Dermatology is a fascinating speciality- there are over 2000 different types of skin disease! Skin is a unique and very special organ. If it’s not right it can impact on all aspects of a patient’s life- physical, emotional and social.
I have been a Dermatologist since 1997 and am always aware of the impact skin disease can have on my patients. I trained in Medicine in Newcastle and Dermatology in South Trent before undertaking a Mohs’ skin cancer/facial surgery fellowship in Cardiff and then Lisbon. I am one of around 40-50 fully trained Mohs’ surgeons in the UK. Mohs' surgery is a specialist technique for removing difficult “non-melanoma” skin cancers (squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas (“rodent ulcers”). I set up the Mohs' skin cancer service in Sheffield winning the Hospital’s Service development of the year award.
I am on the GMC Speciality Register for Dermatology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
I have a Masters degree in Medical Education from Cardiff University (gained with distinction) and regularly teach other doctors about skin disease. I have also been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians for many years. I see patients of all ages including children and am a Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal (“Hope”) Hospital in Manchester.
Areas of interest
All types of Skin cancer including basal cell (rodent ulcer) and squamous cell cancer as well as malignant melanoma. I am fully trained and proficient in all aspects of Skin surgery including Mohs surgery. I also specialise in all types of rashes including eczema, psoriasis and acne as well as hair loss (alopecia). I undertake full skin checks and mole checks and deal with cysts as well as skin lumps and bumps including lipomas.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal Hospital
President (Elect) British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS)- Europe's largest skin surgery organisation which sets the standards for practicing Dermatological surgery in the UK. Almost all UK Mohs surgeon belong to the BSDS.
Clinical Tutor for Cardiff University for Masters in Dermatological Sciences
Former examiner MRCP (UK)
I have research interests in skin cancer, surgery and medical education and have presented and published in all of these areas.
I am married with 2 boys who keep me busy!
I enjoy artwork, badminton and swimming and spending time with my family.
I have a Masters degree in Medical Education from Cardiff University (gained with distinction).
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and also an examiner for them in the MRCP exam- an exam all trainee physicians take before becoming a consultant.
I am President Elect of the British Society of Dermatological Surgery, Europe's largest Skin surgery organisations which sets the standards for practicing Dermatological surgery in the UK.
English, French, Punjabi and Urdu.
I am research active and have several publications in all areas of my research interests.
I am regularly asked to speak and present papers at conferences and meetings within the UK and beyond.
Courses offered to GPs
Skin cancer, Skin surgery, Mohs surgery, all types of rashes. I have a Masters in Medical Education (Distinction)
- MBBS Newcastle University Medical School 1993
- Masters in Medical Education (with Distinction) Univeristy of Cardiff 2003
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London Royal College of Physicians of London 2003
- Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery Fellowship University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff 2001
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President Elect British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) 2015
- Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians UK 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Ghura, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
President Elect British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS)
Fellow Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP)
Member of the British Association of Dermatologists
General Medical Council (GMC)
British Medical Association (BMA)
- BMI The Alexandra Hospital
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- 0161 495 7000
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
BMI The Alexandra Hospital
0161 495 7000