What we do
We provide dedicated clinics for acne, skin cancer, inflammatory dermatoses (diseases of the skin) and paediatric dermatoses as well as surgical clinics for skin cancer treatment and minor surgery clinics for diagnosis of dermatoses. We also hold an allergy clinic for patch and prick testing; a phototherapy treatment suite for the treatment of inflammatory dermatoses; photodynamic therapy clinics for skin cancer and a drug monitoring clinic
When we are open
Our clinical working hours are:
Monday, 8.30am – 5pm
Tuesday, 8.30am - 7pm
Wednesday, 8.30am – 7pm
Thursday, 8.30am - 5pm
Friday, 8.30am – 5pm
Secretaries working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am -5pm.
Who you will meet
Consultants and medical staff
Dr Alison M Layton, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Shamila Das, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Benjamin P Walker, Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Roland Strauss, Consultant Dermatologist
Specialist Registrar in Dermatology rotates 6 monthly
Dr Rachael Robinson, GP with special interests in Dermatology
Dr Kevin Jackson, GP with special interests in Dermatology
Dr Fiona Buckley, GP with special interests in Dermatology
Donna Butler, Unit Manager
Marie Walker, Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist
Fiona Reid, Acne Specialist Nurse
Care Support Workers
Trish Tock – Dermatology Coordinator
Jackie Shilling & Rachel Pyke – Dermatology Secretaries
Research and development
A number of studies are either in progress or about to start pending ethics and research governance approval these include:-
UK Dermatology Clinical trials include:
PATCH study – cellulitis trial examining effects of prophylactic antibiotic therapy
BLISTER study – bullous pemphigoid examining effects of treatment
PYODERMA study examining effects of treatment
Acne genetics study examining genetic factors influencing acne
Photodynamic therapy for leg ulcers
Photodynamic therapy device for
Dr Alison Layton is co-director for the regional CLRN and Trust Lead for Research and Development and can be contacted by telephone: 01423 553740
How to contact us
We are located on 1st floor Macmillan Dales Unit, Ripley area
Appointments queries telephone: 01423 553345
Secretaries telephone: 01423 553740
Related support groups / further links for healthcare proffesionals
Related support groups/ further links for patients
The British Association of Dermatologists provides information in the public resources section which promotes ‘Healthy Skin For All’.
The British Red Cross Skin Camouflage Service aims to teach individuals, who have to cope with a disfigurement, the simple techniques necessary to apply creams effectively, and enable them to feel more confident about their appearance.
Changing Faces is a UK-based charity giving support and information to people with facial disfigurement and their families, and the professionals who work with them.
The National Eczema Society aimsto provide people with independent and practical advice about treating and managing eczema.
The Vitiligo Society offers support and information to people with vitiligo and their families.
The Psoriasis Association provides information to give a better understanding of what psoriasis is, what causes it and what treatments are available.
The Skincare Campaign is an alliance of patient groups and other organisations with a common interest in skin health.
Verity is a UK charity for women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).