Dr David Orton

Dr David Orton

MSc, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCP


31 years of experience


  • General Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3298299
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
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    Dr David Orton has been an accredited Consultant Dermatologist since 2000, resigning from the NHS after 29 years of service in November 2017. His previous NHS appointments were at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he led the cutaneous allergy investigation unit and the General Adult Allergy service, and as Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Free Hospitals NHS Trust, where he ran the cutaneous allergy investigation unit. 


    Dr Orton studied medicine at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, now the Imperial College School of Medicine, undertaking an intercalated BSc in Psychology as applied to medicine obtaining BSc (Hons). After training in General Internal Medicine, he specialised in Dermatology, completing clinical and higher training between the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, with further sub-specialist training in Contact Dermatitis and General Allergy. He was awarded an MSc in Allergy in 2008 and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005 


    Dr Orton is immediate past President of the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy and current Secretary of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis. He is a frequently invited lecturer at both National and International meetings on Contact Dermatitis and sits on the Advisory Board of EPIDERM as part of the Health and Occupational Reporting Network, University of Manchester.


    Dr Orton has contributed chapters to the General Dermatology and Specialist Allergy textbooks, in addition to writing his Dermatology textbook, over 45 peer-reviewed papers and was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Allergy.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Skin prick testing
    • Atopic Eczema Management
    • Patch testing
    • Inhalant allergy eg dust mites, animal dander
    • Hayfever
    • Sub lingual immunotherapy for allergy
    • Occupational dermatoses
    • Adult and Paediatric allergy
    • Urticaria
    • Food allergy
    • Food intolerance
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Asthma
    • Contact Dermatitis (irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis)
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    Medical procedures

    • Patch Test
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    Special interests

    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Hives
    • Urticaria
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    BSc (Hons) University of London 1985

    MBBS University of London 1988

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2005

    MSc (Allergy) University of Southampton 2008


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