Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale

BM MD FRCP ICDP

Dermatology

Recommended by  
4 specialists

28 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“I found Dr Swale to be very kind, gentle and caring.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vulval Dermatology
  • Morphoea
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3613678
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1576 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:00 - 12:30
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Victoria Swale is a highly experienced Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist (physician specialising in the diagnosis of skin disease). Her NHS base is at the Royal Free Hospital where she is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team. She is also a Locum Consultant Dermopathologist at the Royal Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust. She sees private patients at the Platinum Medical Centre, Wellington Hospital and at the Royal Free Hospital.

    Dr Swale is trained in all aspects of dermatology, including eczema, acne, hair loss, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, warts and other skin lesions and rashes. She has a specialist interest in skin cancer, moles and other pigmented lesions and vulval and genital skin conditions.

    She was awarded her Doctor of Medicine higher degree for her research into genetic aspects of skin cancer and moles. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

    Dr Swale has been a member of the Dermatology Speciality Question Writing Group for the Royal College of Physicians since 2006; in 2019 she was appointed to the Examination Board for Dermatology. She was the senior judge for the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Meetings in 2017 and 2019. She is also a member of the Council for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases; she organised the successful 2019 National Conference. 

    In addition to her clinical work, Dr Swale is very active in teaching both Dermatology and Pathology; she has been a regular invited speaker on several national courses over the last 10 years, and frequently teaches local GPs in London. She has been invited to Lucca, Italy, to teach on a GP course in 2020. 

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    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Video Consultation
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Mole Removal
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Dermoscopy
    • Mole Mapping
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Lesion Removal
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Skin Cancer
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Melanoma
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Rash
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Cysts
    • Dermatitis
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Dandruff
    • Fungal Infection
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lupus
    • Measles
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shingles
    • Skin Tags
    • Thread Veins
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    • BM University of Southampton, 1992
    • MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1995
    • MD University of London, 1999
    • International Certificate of Dermatopathology 2005
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians, 2008

    Member of: British Association of Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, Royal Society of Medicine, British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    General Dermatology
    23/93
    Dermatology
    13/93
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    11/93
    Skin Cancer
    11/93
    Skin Cancer
    11/93
    Mole Check
    10/93
    Vulval Dermatology
    10/93
    Acne
    7/93
    Moles
    4/93
    Video Consultation
    4/93
    Melanoma
    3/93
    Minor Skin Surgery
    3/93
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/93
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/93
    Rash
    2/93
    Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    1/93
    Blistering Disorders
    1/93
    Cysts
    1/93
    Dermatitis
    1/93
    Mole Removal
    1/93
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    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr Swale to be very kind, gentle and caring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Positive, inspired my confidence
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a kind review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thorough advice
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much indeed.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Kind, considerate, completely puts you at ease
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She explained very well and was very thorough
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I'm glad the appointment was helpful.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very positive experience. Dr Swale was very thorough in her examination, advised on options, and took the time to explain what changes might give rise to concern.
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review. I'm glad the appointment was helpful.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Connects on a personal level despite limited appointment time. Ensures you are happy with the consultation and outcomes. Provides you with all the information and options objectively.
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I'm very glad your appointment was helpful.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I FOUND THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT. I WAS THOROUGHLY EXAMINED AND A CLEAR EXPLANATION WAS THEN GIVEN.
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    Victoria Swale

    I'm very grateful you took the time to leave such a kind review - thank you.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Victoria Swale was personable and very knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends. She answers all questions and concerns and recommends reliable websites so we can learn more about our conditions.
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for taking the trouble to leave such a kind review, I really appreciate it.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent doctor. Very efficient. Suggested further tests to get to the root of the issue quickly rather than blindly / via trial and error try to find a good treatment.
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    Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Dermatology

    Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli
    Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli
    Dermatology

    09-10-2020

    Dr Swale is an excellent dermatologist. She is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of general dermatology, and especially mole checks, skin cancer, and vulval (female genital) disorders. She is very caring, approachable and understanding. I would highly recommend her.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Rash
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Miss Elaine Scott
    Miss Elaine Scott
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    09-10-2020

    Dr Swale is an excellent clinician, who is also very kind and approachable. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Rash
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Miss Sanjay Kumari
    Miss Sanjay Kumari
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    08-08-2020

    Dr Swale is thorough with all her patients. I have referred many patients in the last few months. All of them were diagnosed and managed really very well with excellent outcomes.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Dermatitis
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mrs Joanne Hockey
    Mrs Joanne Hockey
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    08-08-2020

    Dr Swale has been so helpful in caring for the patients I have recommended to her - the patients have been very warm in their thanks to her

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Acne, Dermatitis
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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