Entries by Clinic Team

Focus on your feet this summer

One of the occupational hazards of being a Dermatologist is making diagnoses on members of the public. Sometimes I wonder if I should offer unsolicited advice on the checkout operator’s acne at the supermarket, or suggest that a complete stranger on the beach has a mole checked.  Especially in the summer, another part of the […]

Know your ABCDE: be mole aware this summer

Golden, glowing skin is an aspiration for many in the summer months, but it is important not to pursue this at the expense of our health. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, with almost 15,000 new melanoma cases diagnosed every year. Before heading out into the sun this summer […]

Should the NHS prescribe Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)?

The acne treatment Isotretinoin (often known by its original brand name in the UK, Roaccutane) was the subject of a recent BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme covering the stories of a number of patients who had experienced rare side effects of it. The headline of the BBC website for the story reads: ‘The parents of young […]