General description of the work Consultant Dermatologists undertake

The Consultant Dermatologist is a doctor specialising in the management and treatment of skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin infections.

Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence

  • The management of patients who have long term skin conditions such as psoriasis.
  • The long–term use of steroid creams on the skin.
  • The side effects of treatments for skin problems.

Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles

The Consultant Dermatologist may also be known as a Skin Specialist.

Usual Qualifications

The Consultant Dermatologist will usually have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.

Academic Appointments

The Consultant Dermatologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Dermatology at a Medical School. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.