Dr Victoria Swale BM MD FRCP ICDP
Dermatologist London Ltd.
Experienced Consultant Dermatologist
I am a consultant Dermatologist in London, both privately and in the NHS.
I offer secure online video consultations as well as face to face appointments and some skin surgery. Prescriptions for conditions such as acne, eczema and infections can be created online, and the medication sent to your home by courier.
I have a special interest in moles and other skin lesions, vulval skin conditions and skin cancers. I see adults and children for a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions.
My NHS post is at the Royal Free Hospital. As well as working as a consultant Dermatologist I am also a Dermatopathologist (pathologist specialising in the diagnosis of skin disease). I am a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team.
I put together my experience in Dermatology and Pathology in clinicopathological correlation to work towards challenging diagnoses.
I take time in consultations to understand my patients' concerns, and do my best to address them in a friendly and approachable way.
Mobile: 07598 898684
Telephone OneWelbeck: 020 3653 2007
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ACADEMIC AND COMMITTEE WORK
I am a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases (Council member until 2023) and the British Society for Dermatopathology (committe member until 2023).
I passed the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) exam in 1995, and was elected to Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008.
I was a member of The British Association of Dermatologists’ Therapy and Guidelines Committee between 2011 and 2016 during which time I co-wrote and edited the patient information leaflets on the British Association of Dermatologists’ website (www.bad.org.uk) which are written to facilitate understanding of skin conditions.
I was a member of the Speciality Question Group for Dermatology from 2006-2019, writing questions for the MRCP and Speciality Certificate Examinations, under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2019 I joined the Speciality Certificate Examining Board for Dermatology.
I have been involved in judging at the British Association of Dermatologists' annual national conferences since 2016. I was the overall chair of judges for 2017 and 2019, and again in 2020.
I am Assistant Honorary Secretary to the British Association of Dermatologists, leading to the role of Honorary Secretary in 2025.
I joined the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases in 2016 and was a Council member from 2018-2023.
In 2019 I organised the successful Annual Conference of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases.
My research into genetic aspects of skin cancer was awarded an MD from the University of London in 2004.
I lecture widely in Dermatology and Dermatopathology on several annual courses and invited lectures. I was invited to give several lectures in Italy in 2022.
I set up the weekly clinicopathological conference at the Royal Free in 2004, and run weekly dermatopathology teaching there.
My NHS clinics are at the Royal Free Hospital (Hampstead). I see private patients at OneWelbeck in Central London and by arrangement the Royal Free Hospital.
My oldest daughter had severe eczema for several years. In addition to my training in the eczema clinics at The Royal London Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital, I have first hand experience as a parent of this distressing skin condition.
I believe in communicating clearly and kindly with patients, and that the best outcomes are achieved when people fully understand their condition and are actively involved in their treatment choices.
I have worked as a Dermatologist since 1996, and started my Consultant (Specialist) post at The Royal Free Hospital in 2004. As part of my 8 years of training in clinical dermatology and dermatological surgery, I undertook a Doctor of Medicine higher degree, gaining my MD at the University of London in 2004.
2004 – present
2006 - Present
2008 - 2022
2012 - 2023
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Locum Consultant Dermopathologist
Royal Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust
The London Clinic
The Platinum Medical Centre, The Wellington Hospital
Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre, 290 Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3SI
OneWelbeck Skin Health and Allergy, 1Welbeck Street, London W1G 0AR
Research and Publications
Almadori A, Zenner N, Boyle D, Swale V, Reid W, Maclean A, Butler PEM
Aesthet Surg J. 2020 May 8
Almadori A, Hansen E, Boyle D, Zenner N, Swale V, Reid W, Maclane A, Butler PEM.
Fat Grafting Improves Fibrosis and Scarring in Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus: Results From a Prospective Cohort Study
J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2020 Mar 19
Nasir S, Murray C, Swale VJ, Calonje E, Mazzon S
Indurated plaques on the penis
Clin Exp Derm 2016 Jan; 41(1): 104-6
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2014; 70 (5): 927-933
Rice SA, Swale VJ, Haque R, Rustin MH.
BMJ 2013 Jun 13;346:f3613
Goulding JM, Levine S, Blizard RA, Deroide F, Swale VJ.
Br J Dermatol. 2009 Jul;161(1):110-4. Epub 2009 May 12
Yong AS, Singh M, Goulding JM, Swale VJ.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jan;34(1):43-5. Epub 2008 Jul 4. Review.
Suchak R, Benson K, Swale V.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2007 Sep;32(5):589-91. No abstract available.
Friedmann AC, Ameen M, Swale VJ.
Br J Dermatol. 2007 Jun;156(6):1365-7. Epub 2007 Apr 17. No abstract available.
Swale VJ, Sahota A.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2005 May;30(3):295-6. No abstract available.
Swale VJ, Saha M, Kapur N, Hoffbrand AV, Rustin MH.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2005 Mar;30(2):134-6
Swale VJ, Perrett CM, Denton CP, Black CM, Rustin MH.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Nov;28(6):604-7. Review.
Harwood CA, McGregor JM, Swale VJ, Proby CM, Leigh IM, Newton R, Khorshid SM, Cerio R.
High frequency and diversity of cutaneous appendageal tumors in organ transplant recipients.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Mar;48(3):401-8
Swale VJ, McGregor JM.
Br J Dermatol. 2001 Apr;144(4):920-1. No abstract available.
Swale VJ, Calonje E, Robles WS.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2001 Jan;26(1):109-10. No abstract available.
Harwood CA, Swale VJ, Bataille VA, Quinn AG, Ghali L, Patel SV, Dove-Edwin I, Cerio R, McGregor JM.
J Invest Dermatol. 2001 Feb;116(2):246-53
Swale VJ, Quinn AG.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2000 May;25(3):231-5. Review. No abstract available.
Swale VJ, Quinn AG, Wheeler JM, Beck NE, Dove-Edwin I, Thomas HJ, Bodmer WF, Bataille VA.
J Invest Dermatol. 1999 Dec;113(6):901-5
Swale VJ, Black MM, Bhogal BS.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 1998 May;23(3):132-5
Swale VJ, Spector TD, Bataille VA.
Br J Dermatol. 1998 Aug;139(2):350-2. No abstract available.
Wardle TD, Finnerty JP, Swale V, Beer T.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 1997 Apr;11(2):415-7
Ramyead S, Denton CP, Orteu CH, Swale V, Mayor-Jerez J, Gardette E.
A purple plaque in a patient with systemic sclerosis.
J Scleroderma Relat Disord. 2023 Jun;8(2)
Dr Victoria Swale
BM MD FRCP ICDP
Experienced Consultant Dermatologist
GMC registration number 3613678
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