What we do

The dermatology team provides a comprehensive service for adults and children with skin problems. In addition to the general skin clinic, there are specialist clinics for early diagnosis and management of skin cancer, mole checks, children's dermatology, hyperhidrosis, cutaneous infections, vulval skin disorders and cutaneous sarcoid.

We work closely with other specialists at King's and have particular expertise in the management of connective tissue skin disease, graft versus host disease, skin surveillance in liver and renal transplant recipients and skin problems in ethnic minority populations.


Ground floor, Normanby Building, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Conditions we treat

In addition to the general dermatology clinics, we also hold specialist clinics for:

  • patch-testing
  • paediatric dermatology
  • rapid access skin cancer
  • cutaneous surgery
  • vulval dermatoses
  • connective tissue diseases
  • GVHD
  • diphencyprone treatment of recalcitrant viral warts and alopecia areata
  • botox therapy for axillary hyperhidrosis
  • cutaneous surveillance for solid organ transplant recipients
  • and psychological support for patients with skin disorders within the department

Facilities include two dedicated minor operation theatres, phototherapy facilities (TL01 and PUVA), day treatment facilities, nurse-led clinics and iontophoresis.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national e-Referral Service. Please see the e-referral page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Email routine referrals to or book directly via Choose and Book under one of the following named services:

  • Adult General Dermatology-Dermatology Dept-King's College Hospital-RJZ
  • Changing Pigmented lesion-DermatologyDept-King's College Hospital-RJZ
Emergency Referrals

To speak directly with the Duty Registrar to arrange for a patient to be seen urgently, please call 020 3299 9000 Bleep 214.

For suspected cancer referrals use the two week wait pathway.

Other Queries
For advice and guidance for urgent referrals
please contact the Duty Registrar on 020 3299 9000 Bleep 214
For advice and guidance for routine referrals
please email

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Saqib Bashir Consultant Dermatologist with a Special Interest in Dermatological Surgery
Dr Tanya Basu Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Ai-Lean Chew Consultant
Dr Daniel Creamer Consultant
Dr John Ferguson Consultant Dermatologist
Mrs Jenny Geh consultant Plastic surgeon
Mrs Penny Hawkes dermatology nurse practitioner
Prof Roderick Hay Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in Infectious Diseases
Mr David Heron Matron Dermatology
Dr Zainab Laftah Locum Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Alvin Lee Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Theng Theng Lew Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Rachael Morris-Jones Consultant
Dr Sweta Rai Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon
Dr Sanjay Rajpara consultant dermatologist and derm(Mohs) surgeon
Dr Aisling Ryan Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Sarah Walsh Consultant Dermatologist