Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale

BM MD FRCP ICDP

Dermatology

Recommended by 4 specialists
29 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Excellent experience all around. “
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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
    2,059 reviews

    London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6BW
    64 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:00 - 12:30 | 13:00 - 17:30
    Wed
    08:00 - 13:00 | 13:30 - 17:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    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. 

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Mole Removal
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Mole Mapping
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Skin Cancer
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Rash
    • Melanoma
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Dermatitis
    • Fungal Infection
    • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
    • Skin Tags
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
    • Cysts
    • Dandruff
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Measles
    • Melasma
    • Paronychia (Nail Infection)
    • Rosacea
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Shingles
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • Thread Veins
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • 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, 2004
    • 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
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.99
    General Dermatology
    32/139
    Mole Check
    26/139
    Vulval Dermatology
    22/139
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    18/139
    Dermatology
    13/139
    Skin Cancer
    13/139
    Acne
    9/139
    Moles
    8/139
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    6/139
    Skin Cancer Screening
    5/139
    Minor Skin Surgery
    4/139
    Rash
    4/139
    Video Consultation
    4/139
    Melanoma
    3/139
    Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    2/139
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/139
    Dermatitis
    2/139
    Fungal Infection
    2/139
    Mole Removal
    2/139
    Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
    2/139
    Skin Tags
    2/139
    Blistering Disorders
    1/139
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    Patient seen for:
    Excellent experience all around.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    I felt at ease straight away and confident in her knowledge of my condition.
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    (5/5)
    offered appointment quickly, and diagnosis and treatment was on single appointment. Treatment was fully effective.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Always a pleasure to see Dr Swale
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Calm, professional, reassuring
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found the appointment with Dr Swale very helpful. She was very informative and reassuring. She has a calm demeanor and she made me feel confident that my condition can be managed.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Swale is very professional and patient. She makes sure patient understands the issue and explains everything using familiar vocabulary. She gives her patient enough time and one doesn't feel pressure to leave.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Felt very assured that the plan of care she made with me was the right one. Listened and advised and asked me what I thought so I felt included.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Swale is an excellent doctor and advised me on a very complex issue. I would be happy to recommend her
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professional and lovely
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 specialists
    Is a colleague

    "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."

    09-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Rash
    Miss Elaine Scott
    Miss Elaine Scott
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    I have referred patients to them

    "Dr Swale is an excellent clinician, who is also very kind and approachable. I have no hesitation in recommending her. "

    09-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Rash
    Miss Sanjay Kumari
    Miss Sanjay Kumari
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    I have referred patients to them

    "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."

    08-08-2020

    Recommended for:
    Dermatitis
    Mrs Joanne Hockey
    Mrs Joanne Hockey
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    I have referred patients to them

    "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"

    08-08-2020

    Recommended for:
    Acne, Dermatitis

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