- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Skin cancer
- Video and telephone consultations
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I am a consultant dermatologist. Dermatologists are doctors who specialise in managing disorders of the skin, hair and nails. I have a special interest in paediatric dermatology (children with skin problems).
I am a full time NHS consultant, employed as lead dermatology consultant at Walsall Manor Hospital and as a consultant at The Birmingham Skin Centre. I am immediate past skin cancer lead for Walsall and a core member of the Walsall skin cancer MDT.
I also see private patients at Little Aston Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
Having qualified from the University of Birmingham I trained within the West Midlands and live locally with my wife and three young children.
Areas of interest
Paediatric Dermatology (Children with skin problems); General Adult Dermatology; Psoriasis; Eczema; Rashes; Skin Cancer; Skin Surgery; Acne; Mole checks; Dermatological problems in ethnic skin; Hair and Nail disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Dermatologist and Head of Department, Walsall Manor Hospital
Consultant Dermatologist, The Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital
Cellulitis, Melasma, Infantile Haemangiomas
Originally from Manchester, I live locally in Sutton Coldfield. I am married and have three young children. Although my family and work take up much of my time I enjoy DIY, gardening, sport and reading.
Highly commended – Radcliffe writing award
Roy Summerly prize, Midlands Dermatology Society (twice)
Sir Arthur Thompson Scholarship
British Medical and Dental Students Trust award
Pharmacia Medical Elective Studentship award
Welcome Trust research scholarship
Finalist – Medical Futures innovation award in Paediatrics
Full university scholarship to read an intercalated degree
I am first author of an internationally best selling, award winning Dermatology textbook. I have written a highly regarded and top reviewed self-help book for children with eczema. I have published numerous articles in top peer-reviewed medical journals. I am co-author of the the cochrane review on melasma. Details are on my website.
Courses offered to GPs
I am experienced in giving lectures to General Practitioners in all common dermatological conditions seen in primary care. I am more than happy to give lectures at GP practices, without a fee. Please contact my secretary.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/ReviewsAndRatings/DefaultView.aspx?id=352&spid=194669
I perform skin surgery on between 5 and 10 patients a week and have done so for over 10 years. To date I have had no deaths or serious complications from my surgical practice. I have a number of audits showing a 99%+ complete excision rates for skin cancers. I audit my surgical practice every year.
- BMedSci(Hons) University of Birmingham 2000
- MBChB (Medical Degree) University of Birmingham 2003
- FRCP (UK) FRCP (Ed) Royal College of Physicians (Ed) 2005
- CCT (Dermatology) General Medical Council 2011
- MRCP (Dermatology) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2010
Reference number 6073271
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- General Medical Council - Fully Registered with a Licence to Practice General Medical Council 2004
- Member British Association of Dermatologists British Association of Dermatologists 2013
- Member British Society of Paediatric Dermatology British Society of Paediatric Dermatology 2013
- Member Midlands Dermatology Society Midlands Dermatology Society 2013
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dermatology , 2011
- Spire Little Aston Hospital
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 0121 580 7405
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
0121 580 7405
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)
Spire Little Aston Hospital (5-50)
Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (5-50)
Spire Little Aston Hospital (5-50)
Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (1-5)
Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (1-5)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
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