Dr Victoria Swale

Dr Victoria Swale

BM MD FRCP ICDP

Dermatology

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4 specialists

29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Dr Swale was very thorough and helpful. She took the time to answer all my questions and I left the appointment feeling extremely reassured. “
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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
    1,808 reviews

    The Royal Free London Private Patients Unit

    Pond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW3 2QG
    117 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:00 - 12:30 | 13:30 - 17:30
    Wed
    08:00 - 13:00
    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
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Cryotherapy
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Curettage
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Lesion Removal
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Skin Cancer
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Rash
    • Melanoma
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Dermatitis
    • Skin Tags
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Blistering Disorders
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Cysts
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Bullous Pemphigoid
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
    • Dandruff
    • Fungal Infection
    • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Measles
    • Melasma
    • Paronychia (Nail Infection)
    • Rosacea
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
    • 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
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.99
    General Dermatology
    29/122
    Mole Check
    19/122
    Vulval Dermatology
    18/122
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    14/122
    Dermatology
    13/122
    Skin Cancer
    12/122
    Acne
    8/122
    Moles
    7/122
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    5/122
    Minor Skin Surgery
    4/122
    Rash
    4/122
    Video Consultation
    4/122
    Melanoma
    3/122
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/122
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/122
    Dermatitis
    2/122
    Skin Tags
    2/122
    Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    1/122
    Blistering Disorders
    1/122
    Contact Dermatitis
    1/122
    Cryotherapy
    1/122
    Cysts
    1/122
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr Swale was very thorough and helpful. She took the time to answer all my questions and I left the appointment feeling extremely reassured.
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    (5/5)
    I would highly recommend Dr. Swale based on my experience meeting her and taking her prescription!
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    (5/5)
    Very lovely person who made me feel much more at ease with my problems
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have met Dr Victoria Swale to discuss my current issue and I have had a great experience with her. She is professional, experienced, supportive and takes time to examine you. Furthermore, she explains in a very clear way plus she helped me to fix my issue. I cannot recommend her more.
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    Victoria Swale

    I'm very grateful for your extremely kind review - thank you very much.

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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Careful highly professional manner and examination.
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    Patient seen for:
    Five stars for a very helpful experience
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Dr Victoria Swale is very patient, clear in her explanation and reassuring. She is kind, considerate and I have recommended her and will continue to recommend her to friends and family.
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    Victoria Swale

    You're very kind, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review - I really appreciate it.

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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr Swale was kind and compassionate.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Great, informative and was really open minded
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I felt listened to and not rushed. Very helpful and fabulous manner. I left very happy to have been seen by Dr Swale
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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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