Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale

BM MD FRCP ICDP

Dermatology

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4 specialists

27 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“I had complete confidence in Dr Swale from the moment I met her. She was thorough and direct and told me everything I needed to know. I would highly recommend her.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Vulval Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • 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
    1470 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    681 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 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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    Medical procedures

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

    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Urticaria
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Lupus
    • Measles
    • Melanoma
    • Rash
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shingles
    • Skin Tags
    • Thread Veins
    • 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
    General Dermatology
    18/83
    Dermatology
    13/83
    Skin Cancer
    11/83
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    10/83
    Vulval Dermatology
    9/83
    Mole Check
    8/83
    Acne
    7/83
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    7/83
    Video Consultation
    4/83
    Melanoma
    3/83
    Minor Skin Surgery
    3/83
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/83
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/83
    Moles
    2/83
    Rash
    2/83
    Skincare Advice
    2/83
    Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    1/83
    Annual check up
    1/83
    Blistering Disorders
    1/83
    Dermatitis
    1/83
    Keloids
    1/83
    Mole Removal
    1/83
    Psoriasis
    1/83
    Skin Biopsy
    1/83
    Skin Tags
    1/83
    Urticaria
    1/83
    Uterine, vaginal and vulvar disorders
    1/83
    Verruca
    1/83
    Vulvodynia
    1/83
    Warts (viral)
    1/83
    actinic keratosis
    1/83
    peri-oral dermatitis
    1/83
    skin and hair issue
    1/83
    syringoma
    1/83
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Skin Cancer
    I had complete confidence in Dr Swale from the moment I met her. She was thorough and direct and told me everything I needed to know. I would highly recommend her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Cancer Mole Check
    I appreciated Dr Swale's careful listening. She gave me clear and understandable explanations of my conditions and took time to address my concerns.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin Skin Cancer Screening Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    A delightful lady who puts you fully at ease . Victoria is very knowledgeable on her subject and thorough in her examination . Most importantly she gives you time to ask and understand .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check
    Fast effective treatment with a good outcome. Couldn't ask for more.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology
    Excellent experience. Clear and concise explanations and lots of helpful advice. Thankyou very much!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Vulval Dermatology
    I cannot Dr Swale highly enough. She really listens and explains everything that she is doing and ensures that one has understood. Medications are also discussed in detail. I went in very apprehensive and left feeling very contained.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Video Consultation
    My experience of Dr Swale is that she took time to listen and discuss fully issues that were concerning me. She is thorough. A safe pair of hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    syringoma
    felt she was honest, decisive. I was confident about her diagnosis
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Vulval Dermatology
    Dr Swale made me feel extremely comfortable throughout my consultations. I am very happy that an ongoing issue with my skin has now been resolved and I know how to manage my condition going forward.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Skin Biopsy
    Dr Swale is fantastic. She is diligent and made me feel in very safe hands. I have seen her 3 times and each time she has taken great care of me and ensured that I understand assessment and treatments.
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    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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