Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale

BM MD FRCP ICDP

Dermatology

Recommended by  
3 specialists

27 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.99
Explanation
4.99

Top feedback

“Excellent in all possible ways, fully recommended.“
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • General Dermatology
  • Morphoea
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Vulval 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
    1323 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    464 reviews

    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, The London Clinic, Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre, 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. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Skin Biopsies
    • Mole Check
    • Dermoscopy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
    • Urticaria
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Shingles
    • Rosacea
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Rash
    • Melanoma
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Moles
    • Measles
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lupus
    • Fungal Infection
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Acne
    • Aged And Sundamaged Skin
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
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    Medical procedures

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

    • Skin Cancer
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Melanoma
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lupus
    • Measles
    • Moles
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shingles
    • Skin Tags
    • Urticaria
    • 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
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Dermatology
    13/71
    General Dermatology
    13/71
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    9/71
    Skin Cancer
    9/71
    Acne
    7/71
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    7/71
    Vulval Dermatology
    6/71
    Mole Check
    5/71
    Melanoma
    3/71
    Minor Skin Surgery
    3/71
    Video Consultation
    3/71
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/71
    Moles
    2/71
    Rash
    2/71
    Skin Cancer Screening
    2/71
    Skincare Advice
    2/71
    Annual check up
    1/71
    Blistering Disorders
    1/71
    Dermatitis
    1/71
    Keloids
    1/71
    Mole Removal
    1/71
    Psoriasis
    1/71
    Skin Tags
    1/71
    Urticaria
    1/71
    Uterine, vaginal and vulvar disorders
    1/71
    Verruca
    1/71
    Vulvodynia
    1/71
    Warts (viral)
    1/71
    actinic keratosis
    1/71
    peri-oral dermatitis
    1/71
    skin and hair issue
    1/71
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Minor Skin Surgery
    Excellent in all possible ways, fully recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Vulval Dermatology
    Dr Victoria Swale was a wonderful doctor, she listened carefully to my whole history and was able to make a diagnosis from this. She was very sensitive and kind and I felt extremely comfortable in her presence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne General Dermatology
    Dr Swale made me feel comfortable and at ease as soon as I stepped through the door. She sympathised with my condition and was very keen to help and figure out what was going on.
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review, I really appreciate you taking the time, and am glad you found the appointment helpful.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Cancer
    Dr Swale, is charming, efficient, friendly, professional and explains issues incredibly well. As a result, I have recommended family and friends to see her. Thank you
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review, I really appreciate you taking the time to do it.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    Efficient and professional
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for your kind review, I really appreciate you taking the time.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Moles
    I had a great experience being seen by Dr Swale. Dr Swale was very reassuring, and offered great explanations for all of my questions. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a Dermatology review.
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review, I really appreciate you taking the time, and am glad you found the appointment helpful.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check Skin Tags Psoriasis
    The whole experience was very good! Dr Victoria Swale was more than happy to answer all of my questions and ensured she explained everything thoroughly to me. I felt completely comfortable the whole time.
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind and detailed review, I'm extremely grateful.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne General Dermatology Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    Really lovely and very helpful in diagnosing my symptoms and providing a range of treatment options to choose from
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review, I really appreciate you taking the time, and am glad you found the appointment helpful.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne
    Very clear and helpful
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much indeed, I really appreciate your kind review.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Cancer
    Would highly recommend
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    Dr Victoria Swale

    Thank you very much indeed.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Dermatology

    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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