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Dr Paul Farrant graduated with distinction from Guys and St Thomas Medical School in 1999 and decided early in his career to specialise in dermatology. Ten years later, in 2009, he was appointed as a consultant dermatologist at The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.
A general dermatologist with specialist expertise in traditional medical dermatology (acne, eczema, psoriasis), skin cancer and surgery, his major sub-speciality interest is in hair and scalp disorders.
Dr Farrant is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Hair Research Society, and founder of the British Hair and Nail Group.
Areas of interest
Acne; Eczema; Dermatitis; Contact allergy; Psoriasis; Basal Cell Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Melanoma; Skin tumours / cancer / oncology; Dermatological surgery; Hair loss; Alopecia; Scalp disorders; Nail disorders;
- Amy Dix
- Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital Burrell Road HAYWARDS HEATH RH16 1UD
- 01444 412273
- 01444 657397
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am a NHS consultant for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, based at hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath.
In addition to general dermatology clinics, I run a weekly cutaneous allergy clinic, a regional hair and scalp disorders clinic and have a weekly skin cancer surgery operating list. I am a core member of the local skin cancer multidisciplinary team.
Re-use of Ingenol Mebute
Principle investigator (PI), recruited to target (10 patients) and due to quality of research selected for follow up commercial study
Hair Loss Research Priorisation Process 2014-2016
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia – Local study and national genetics 2014- 2016
PI for Three studies looking at possible aetiological factors, psychological impact of the condition and use of stereotactic measuring device
Recruited over 54 patients as local PI for national genetics research into FFA
Set up an academic partnership with Imperial Health Sciences
• Triathlon, Level 2 Triathlon coach mainly involved with coaching children at Sussex Tristars, Ringmer
• Level 3 Clinical Excellence Awards
Qualified MBBS with distinctions in Medicine, Psychiatry
(Additional) Languages spoken
Disorders of Hair, Rook Textbook of Dermatology.
Dermatoses of the Scalp, Rook Textbook of Dermatology.
Farrant P. Mchale S. Psychological aspects of hair disorders. In: Practical Psychodermatology
Peer Reviewed Journals:
Frontal fibrosing alopecia and increased scalp sweating: Is neurogenic inflammation the common link? Skin Appendage Disorders 2016;
Bimatoprost solution 0.03% topical application to the eyelid margin for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis. Brit J Dermatol 2016; Feb 12. doi: 10.1111/bjd.14472
Trichorrhexis Nodosa: a distinctive presentation after tumour necrosis factor- inhibitor therapy. Clin Ex Dermatol. 2015; DOI: 10.1111/ced.12727
Psoriatic Alopecia. Clin Ex Dermatol. 2015; 40: 717-21.
Permanent Chemotherapy–induced non scarring alopecia and primary ovarian failure. Clin Ex Dermatol 2015; 40: 589-90.
Hair loss in infancy and childhood. Champagne C, Farrant
Canine olfactory detection of malignant melanoma. BMJ Case rep 2013; Oct 14;2013
Botulinium toxin for focal hyperhidrosis of the face. Br J Dermatol 2014; 170: 211-3.
Hair loss in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013; 19:1753-63
British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for the management of alopecia areata 2012. Br J Dermatol. 2012; 166: 916-26.
Intravenous glomus tumour of the upper arm. BMJ Case reports 2012; 10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5152
A nodular lesion of the toe. Superficial acral fibromyxoma. Clin Ex Dermatol 2010; 35: 807-9.
Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of keratolytic winter erythema. Clin Ex Dermatol 2011; 36: 668-9
Tender erythematous nodules on the lower limb. Clin Ex Dermatol 2009; 34: 549-51.
Assessing the Assessments: UK dermatology trainees’ views of the workplace assessment tools. Br J Dermatol 2009; 161: 34-9.
Familial yellow papules.Clin Ex Dermatol 2009; 34: 435-6.
Winter Keratolytic disease with facial involvement. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009; 34:206-8.
Is erythromycin an effective treatment for chronic bullous disease of childhood. Results of a National Survey of Members of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD). Pediatric Dermatology 2008; 25: 479-482
Attributes of an effective trainer: implications of the views of UK Dermatology trainees. Br J Dermatol. 2008; 158:544-8.
Multiple aggressive squamous cell skin cancers in association with Non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. Br J Dermatol. 2008; 158:1125-8
Courses offered to GPs
Annual lecturer on the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Dermatology Course
Supports the GP refresher programme in Brighton and Mid-Sussex
Regular speaker at events at the Montefiore and Nuffield Haywards Heath
- BSc History of Medicine First Class Honours University of London 1996
- MBBS University of London 1999
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2002
- FRCP RCP (London) 2012
- CCST Dermatology GMC Specialist Register 2008
Reference number 4650069
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Association of Dermatologists, Executive committee member British Association of Dermatologists 2016
- President of the British Hair and Nail Society BHNS 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Dermatology, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Executive member of the British Association of Dermatologists
Member of the European Hair Research Society
Founder member of the British Hair and Nail Society
- 2 Montefiore Road HOVE BN3 1RD
- 14:30 - 19:00
- 01444 412273
- Burrell Road HAYWARDS HEATH RH16 1UD
- 08:30 - 16:00
- 01444 412273
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.