Dermatology

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.

Southwark Community Dermatology
We also work together with Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Improving Health Limited to provide community dermatology services in Southwark. This service sees patients with a wide range of skin conditions who are registered with a Southwark GP.

Location

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

Contact Details

Conditions we treat

In addition to 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
  • botox therapy for axillary hyperhidrosis
  • cutaneous surveillance for solid organ transplant recipients
  • 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

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Southwark GPs referring to Community Dermatology: referral information is on the GSTT Southwark Community Dermatology webpage.

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

GPs: to make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

Other referrers can speak directly with the Duty Registrar to arrange for a patient to be seen urgently, by calling 020 3299 9000 Bleep 214.

For suspected cancer referrals use the two week wait pathway.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance for urgent referrals contact the Duty Registrar on 020 3299 9000 Bleep 214.

For advice and guidance for routine referrals email kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net.

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
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 Aisling Ryan Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Sarah Walsh Consultant Dermatologist