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Dr Claire Fletcher
MBBS, FRCP
Dermatology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

General Dermatology

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 3460014

LANGUAGES

english

RECOMMENDED FOR

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Dermatology

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £210
Follow-up appointment: £175

About

Dr Fletcher has over 20 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 2015 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 Medical PA, Louise Cooper, based at the New Victoria Hospital, 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 and is an AXA PPP Fee Approved Specialist.



 

 

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Excision of skin lesions - shave, punch and ellipse excision 
  • Skin biopsy
  • Dermoscopy
  • Trichoscopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Skin, nail and hair samples for mycology
  • Skin scrapings for cytology
  • Viral and bacterial skin swabs
  • Curretage and hyfrecation
  • Hyfrecation
  • Intralesional steroid injections

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Special Interests

  • Pigmented lesions (moles) 
  • Early skin cancer screening
  • Dermoscopy
  • Skin cancer surveillance
  • Infectious dermatology/ skin infections
  • Phototherapy, the use of ultraviolet light therapy to treat skin diseases
  • Teenage acne
  • General adult and paediatric Dermatology

 

 

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

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-03-2019
Had a small skin growth behind my ear. Terrified, it could be melanoma, a serious skin cancer. To wait for an appointment with a consultant in NHS, with respect, was unbearable. Looked for a specialist in skin diseases, my choice was Dr Claire Fletcher, an impressive academic degree and experience. Went to see her in New Victoria Hospital. She was fully booked. I explained to the receptionist and requested her to inform the doctor about my suspicions. Dr Fletcher came to the waiting area, lead me to her consulting room, examined the growth and assured me that it is not melanoma, but with the modesty of a responsible doctor she suggested removing the small lesion and sending it for biopsy. The result confirmed Dr Fletcher's diagnosis. There is no profession like the medical profession Thank you Dr Fletcher

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-03-2019
First class - clear communicative and reassuring. The biopsy was performed very well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-03-2019
Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Would definitely call on her for all skin issues in the future.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-03-2019
An excellent dermatologist. Really thorough and no rushing. She identified a suspicious mole and made all the arrangements for an onward referral for its removal. I would definitely recommend Dr Fletcher - she is extremely professional and kind.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-01-2019
First of all - BIG thank you, Dr Fletcher! I would recommend Dr Fletcher to anyone. Her approach is very reassuring and you feel that you have her full attention. The appointments are unhurried and I got answers to all my questions. I had to cancel a follow up appointment but was able to book an alternative quickly. I keep on saying it and will say it again - such a quick result on my long term condition is a miracle. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-12-2018
Very clear and reassuring

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2018
Can’t recommend enough, really personable, knowledgable and reassuring. I was clear on every aspect of the treatment and felt very confident with what was expected before, during and after my procedure.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
Excellent treatment, kindness and sympathy and very good explanation of what to expect following treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2018
Dr Fletcher was excellent in her approach and care of me, especially as l was anxious due to the private area of my body under inspection. Thank you so much

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-11-2018
Dr Fletcher has given both my mother and I excellent care over a number of years. Her advice and care is always thorough and sympathetic. I feel in safe hands having Dr Fletcher as my dermatology consultant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-11-2018
My skin has improved so much and is continuing to improve. Dr Fletcher has a very gentle, kind and supportive manner and clearly explains the treatment. I would definitely recommend her. 10/10.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-10-2018
Very good

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-10-2018
De Fletcher was very kind and she treated my in a very profesional manner during all the process. The staff at the New Victoria hospital was also friendly and efficient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-09-2018
Advice on a pigmented lesion face Careful considered opinion with full patient involvement re treatment options.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-09-2018
Dr Fletcher has a wonderful approach with my teenage daughter who lacked confidence and felt embarrassed about her acne. She was reluctant to go to the doctor but knew that she needed some help. Dr Fletcher immediately spoke to her with respect and empathy and was incredibly thorough with regard to previous treatment regimes that had been tried and tested before her consultation. Dr Fletcher quickly proposed a therapy which is working (we are two months in). This has had a major impact on my daughters outlook and confidence. I can see my happy daughter returning!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-09-2018
Dr Fletcher is a consummate professional: careful, thorough, with an excellent reassuring manner. Explanations are clear, follow-up notes (for those who have had to undergo a procedure) are clear and comprehensive and Dr Fletcher allows ample time to answer patients' questions. First class.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-09-2018
Dr Claire Fletcher has seen me now a couple of times. She's very competent and has a fantastic bed side manner. She put my mind at rest and has cured my ailments. I would highly recommend Dr Claire Fletcher to everyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-09-2018
I was treated by Dr Claire Fletcher for the removal of several troublesome moles. She was absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t fault her both in terms of her professional manner and the excellent job she did of removing the moles with very little scarring left. The first treatment was in May 18 and you can hardly see where the moles have been removed from now. Very pleased and would highly recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-08-2018
Really welcoming hospital, like the no clinical feel. Friendly team. Thank you,

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-07-2018
Lovely consultant who put me at ease. Was really happy with my care and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking a dermatologist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-07-2018
Excellent

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2018
Clear, concise yet unhurried consultation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-06-2018
Excellent professional advice and care. Dr Fletcher is very reassuring and I recommend her highly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2018
My 96 year old mother, who had been confined to her 2nd floor flat for over two years, was referred to Dr Fletcher for consultation on a non-healing leg ulcer. My mother found the transport by ambulance very traumatic but Dr Fletcher immediately soothed her state of mind by talking to her slowly and clearly. After examining her, Dr Fletcher took time and patience to explain the situation regarding her condition in easily understandable terms which put mother's mind at rest and gave her confidence that she was in good hands. My mother and other members of family present found Dr Fletcher's approach refreshing and exceptional and we could not praise her highly enough

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2018
From Reception to my consultant the service was excellent

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-06-2018
Efficient, friendly and professional

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2018
Very nice and welcoming and reassuring

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2018
Extremely helpful and very understanding! Thank you for your help.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-05-2018
Very welcoming and informative. Overall very happy

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-05-2018
Very good understanding consultant

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
I am always relieved to see her - she is the best

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
Thank you so much, for you not only have a wonderful and relaxing manner but you also work miracles

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
The care I had at the appointment was fantastic. Dr Fletcher was such a caring Doctor and so efficient and thorough. If you have a worrying time it makes such a difference to the consultation if you have a caring Doctor like her

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
“Many thanks for your advice and care

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Klaus Misch

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: Moles, Skin Cancer, Minor Skin Surgery
For procedures: Mole removal, Mole Check, mole mapping, skin biopsies
Connection: Is a colleague

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