Dr Claire Fletcher

Dr Claire Fletcher

MBBS, FRCP

Dermatology

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2 specialists

30 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“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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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
    1100 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    08:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    08:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    08:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    08:00 - 16:00
    Sun
    08:00 - 16:00

    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.

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    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
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Rash
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Warts (Viral)
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Dandruff
    • Dermatitis
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Lupus
    • 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
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Mole Check
    13/99
    Moles
    8/99
    Acne
    5/99
    Psoriasis
    5/99
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    3/99
    Cryotherapy
    3/99
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    3/99
    Dermatology
    2/99
    Rash
    2/99
    Curettage
    1/99
    Mole Removal
    1/99
    Seborrheic Keratosis
    1/99
    Warts (Viral)
    1/99
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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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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was very pleased with the Consultation I had recently with Dr. Claire Fletcher . She explained everything well and was reassuring and helpful.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She was very kind to my young daughter and really put her at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clearly an expert in her field, Claire works methodically whilst taking the time to explain her opinions, but not at the expense of the patient’s own views. She inspires complete confidence.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr Fletcher to be very nice, professional and thorough
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Claire Fletcher has been wonderful for both my severely autistic son and elderly father - so kind, efficient and thorough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr C.Fletcher is extremely professional,thorough,detailed and shows geniune concern for treating my daughters conditions. I have used her twice once for my Moms skin cancer on her nose also well diagnosed and treated back in Cape Town,SA. Of course my daughters appt. I always feel reassured under her care. Kind regards,
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I cannot recommend Dr Fletcher highly enough! On every visit she has been incredibly understanding of my daughter's feelings and concerns, as well as very thorough in listening, examining and explaining. Her sensitivity to the emotional impact of a skin problem has been hugely appreciated by us both, and we have felt ourselves to be in both kind and utterly professional hands.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    This was my first appointment and I found Dr Fletcher to be very thorough. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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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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