Dr Claire Fletcher

Dr Claire Fletcher

MBBS, FRCP

Dermatology

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2 specialists

31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr. Claire Fletcher is kind, knowledgeable, thorough, personable, and well informed. “
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3460014
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £210

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
    1,175 reviews

    About

    Dr Fletcher has over 24 years experience in Dermatology and has worked as a Consultant Dermatologist since 2003.

    She has been interested in Dermatology since her medical school days and was awarded the Dermatology prize in her final undergraduate year. Her burgeoning interest was furthered by spending her elective in Australia combining adult and paediatric dermatology in Adelaide along with the Flying Obstetric and Gynaecology service in Queensland.

    Prior to starting clinical training posts in Dermatology at the prestigious St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s Hospital and Lewisham Hospital, she undertook clinical research into the features of fungal toenail infections, based at Guy’s Hospital. Dr Fletcher intensified her study in this area during her final year of Dermatology specialist training; by spending a month-long sabbatical with a renowned Dermatologist in Paris.

    Dr Fletcher was appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital in 2003 and was instrumental in setting up the multidisciplinary skin cancer service. Her work within Dermatology was recognised by election to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. In the same year, her outstanding work was recognised within Kingston Hospital with a Level 2 Clinical Excellence Award.

    Dr Fletcher receives excellent feedback; anonymised data collected for revalidation in 2020 showed that 100% of her patients were happy to see her again. Additionally, she receives high-quality feedback from colleagues.

    Dr Fletcher retired from the NHS, after 28 years of service, in April 2018.

    Dr Fletcher is passionate about providing the best care possible for patients. She gives generous appointment slots and likes to work in partnership with her patients. She has close links with her Plastic Surgeon colleagues.

    She is supported by an excellent Practice Manager, Dodo Cassidy, who is always ready to take phone or email enquiries, within office hours.

    Dr Fletcher lives in Kingston and values the opportunity to look after the dermatological needs of her local community. When not working she enjoys landscape and nature photography and spending time with her family.

    Dr Fletcher is registered with all the major Insurance Companies. She holds BUPA Premier Consultant status, she is an AXA PPP Fee Approved Specialist and a Vitality Core Consultant.

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Mole Removal
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Mapping
    • Psoriasis Treatment
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal
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    Special interests

    • Moles
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Rash
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Warts (Viral)
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Melanoma
    • Melasma
    • Paronychia (Nail Infection)
    • Rosacea
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
    • Shingles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Vasculitis
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
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    Education

    Education:

    • Kings College London - Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery 1990
    • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians 1995

    Memberships:

    • The British Association of Dermatologists
    • St John’s Dermatological Society
    • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians
    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
    • Medical Protection Society
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Mole Check
    16/107
    Moles
    11/107
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    6/107
    Acne
    5/107
    Psoriasis
    5/107
    Cryotherapy
    4/107
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    3/107
    Dermatology
    2/107
    Rash
    2/107
    Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    1/107
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/107
    Curettage
    1/107
    General Dermatology
    1/107
    Mole Removal
    1/107
    Seborrheic Keratosis
    1/107
    Warts (Viral)
    1/107
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr. Claire Fletcher is kind, knowledgeable, thorough, personable, and well informed.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I look forward to regular visits. Always on time and efficient.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Thank you Dr Fletcher for a thorough, clearly explained, examination of my problematic skin and for your advice going forward. Very much appreciated.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She listened to me carefully, examined carefully, explained well and assured me. She was easy to talk to and made me feel relaxed when discussing my problem.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very knowledgeable and excellent interpersonal skills.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Claire Fletcher was extremely thorough in her consultation in explaining it all to me and the examination itself putting me at ease. She is very friendly and calm in her approach too.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    extremely professional appointment
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was very impressed by the amount of time that I was given at my appointment and for the efficient manner in which letters were sent out on the same day that I was seen. I was also impressed that I was called back shortly after my appointment - when I called the hospital and asked for further advice.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very considered, quite serious but very calm.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Fletcher made the whole consultation and treatment experience a good one. Immediately she creates an environment of trust which enables a good conversation to happen and a high level of understanding. I arrived worried and left feeling very happy!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Dermatology

    Dr Klaus Misch
    Dr Klaus Misch
    Dermatology

    26-09-2018

    I saw Dr Fletcher re a pigmented skin lesion . She was very professioanl taking her time and making a full skin examination. After discussing the diagnosis she fully involved me in decision making re various treatment options.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Cancer, Moles
    For procedures: Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Mole Mapping
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Pal Ramesh
    Mr Pal Ramesh
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    01-10-2020

    Claire is a great colleague, compassionate doctor and always goes over and above to help patients. I have worked with her for over 10 years both in NHS and private- and personally knew many patients who benefitted from her intervention!

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Melanoma, Vitiligo, Rosacea
    For procedures: Cyst Removal, Anti Fungal Therapy, Skin Lesion Removal, Skin Peels, Chemical Peel, Mole Check
    Connection: Is a colleague

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