Dr William Phillips

Dr William Phillips

Dermatology 03015335


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant Dermatologist with an interest in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of all skin problems including moles, sun related skin damage, skin cancers, eczema and acne.
An Entrance Exhibitioner and Foundation Scholar at Christ’s College Cambridge, Dr Phillips trained in General Practice and Internal Medicine in Taunton and Bath from 1985-90. This enabled him to gain an understanding of the medical context within which skin problems arise, as well as their social and emotional impact. From 1990-2 he was Registrar in Dermatology at Birmingham General Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital gaining great general dermatology experience. He subsequently won a Wellcome Fellowship and Honorary Senior Registrar post at the globally prestigious St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital from 1992-1996. While in this post he had the privilege to train in advanced diagnostic dermatopathology.
In 1996 Dr Phillips took up his first Consultant post at the Royal Free Hospital, London and developed a busy private practice at 99 Harley St. Five years later, in 2001 he moved back to his home town of Bath. From 2001-18 he was a consultant dermatologist at the Royal United Hospital, including spells as Clinical Lead for Dermatology and Chair of the local skin cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT).
Dr Phillips retired from the Royal United Hospital in 2018 as arthritis related foot pain made his role, which required lots of standing and walking, unsustainable. This has given him further insight into the problems that patients experience.

Areas of interest

Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of skin conditions;
Sun related skin damage;
Skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment;
Rashes including eczema;
Skin problems in older people;
Nutrition and health

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Procedures completed

  • S1110

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)

    Bath Clinic (5-50)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)

    Bath Clinic (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    Bath Clinic (5-50)

  • S0603

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)

    Bath Clinic (1-5)

  • S0605

    Secondary excision of malignant lesion - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

    Bath Clinic (1-5)

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