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.
- Mole Check
- Mole Removal
- Anti Fungal Therapy
- Hair Loss Treatments
- Minor Skin Surgery
- Mole Mapping
- Psoriasis Treatment
- Scar Treatment
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Aged and Sundamaged Skin
- Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
- Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Warts (Viral)
- Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
- Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
- Fungal Infection
- Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
- Impetignised Eczema
- Paronychia (Nail Infection)
- Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Tags
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
- Urticaria (Hives)
- Kings College London - Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery 1990
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians 1995
- 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
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.
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!