Dr Clive Archer

Dr Clive Archer

BSc (Hons), MB BS, MRCS, MSc Med Edu, MD (Lond), PhD, FRCP (Lond, Edin, Glasg)


44 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

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“Friendly engaging professional, thorough in his examinations, identifying the conditions, followed by successful treatment. “
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  • General Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Morphoea
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2414562
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,659 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,291 reviews


    Dr Clive Archer is a senior NHS Consultant in Dermatology at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London (KCL).  Prior to returning to the St John's Institute of Dermatology in 2010, he was Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol (1989-2010).

    As a Specialist Dermatology Consultant, Dr Archer cares for adults, teenagers and children with all skin disorders, including General Dermatology, Hair Loss (Alopecia) and Nail Diseases.

    Dr Archer is a highly trained and very experienced Consultant in Dermatology, with an extensive track record of over 200 clinical and research publications and four books on Clinical Investigation of Skin Disorders, Ethnic Dermatology - Clinical Problems and Skin Pigmentation, and The Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology.

    Dr Archer has researched immuno-pharmacological cell regulatory mechanisms in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis (M.D.), inflammatory mediators and cytokines in the skin (Ph.D.), and epidemiology of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Cryotherapy of Precancers, Verrucae and Warts (Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy)
    • Cyst Excision
    • Dermoscopy of Moles and Non-Pigmented Lesions
    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Injection of Steroids (e.g. Acne Scars, Keloid Scars)
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mycology - Nail Clippings and Skin Scapings
    • Skin Cancers Rapid Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Acne (including Roaccutane Treatment)
    • Alopecia (Hair Loss)
    • Allergy/Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    • Atopic Dermatitis/Atopic Eczema, eczema
    • Cysts
    • Fungal Infections of the Nails. Hair and Skin
    • Mole checks and Mole Removal
    • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and Melanoma
    • Precancers (Solar/Actinic Keratoses)
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Seborrhoeic (Age) Warts and Skin Tags
    • Skin Cancers - Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Pigmentation Problems (including Melasma and Vitiligo)
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Verrucae and Warts (Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy


    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Cyst Removal
    • Dermoscopy
    • Light Therapy
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Check
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Patch Test
    • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lymphoedema
    • Melanoma
    • Moles
    • Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Pemphigus
    • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scarring
    • Scleroderma
    • Shingles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Dr Archer studied at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and Keble College, University of Oxford.

    He trained in General Medicine at Guy's Hospital and University College, London and then trained in Dermatology at the St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin / Postgraduate Institute of Dermatology, University of London, and the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Degrees, Higher Degrees and Higher Professional Qualifications:

    BSc (Hons), MB BS,

    MRCS (England) LRCP (London)

    MRCP (UK)

    MD (London)

    PhD (London)

    FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow)

    PG Certificate, PG Diploma and Masters in Medical Education

    LLM (Master of Laws)

    Prizes and Awards:

    As a research fellow in Dermatology in the UK and USA, Dr Archer was recognised for his original research by being awarded Silver, Gold and Silver Awards at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meetings (Residents' Section, Original Investigation) on 3 consecutive occasions.  He also won an American Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship.

    He has been Academic Vice President of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and President of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Dermatology.  As an MRCP Examiner, he also chaired the Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialty Committee for Dermatology, and is a member of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

    Dr Archer has a particular interest in medical education and medical law and teaches medical students, general practitioners and other non-specialist doctors who are interested in skin conditions.  He is a keen sportsman (as a London University Purple and Oxford University Blue for Association Football, these days playing golf, tennis, and real tennis when time allows.

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