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Dr Claire Fletcher
Dr Claire Fletcher
MBBS, FRCP
Dermatology
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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 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 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
  • Teenage acne
  • General adult and adolescent (12yrs and over) skin conditions

 

 

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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Having seen Dr Fletcher twice now, I have been impressed by her caring manner, personalised approach and clear extensive experience in treating acne.
Patient seen for:Acne
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12-01-2020
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Dr Fletcher has s very warm and reassuring manner. She gave me a thorough examination and explained clearly the recommended treatment. Following treatment she advised me on after care and any future procedures if the initial one was ineffective. Altogether I had a very good experience with Dr Fletcher
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06-01-2020
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It was a pleasure to meet Dr Fletcher. She has an extremely reassuring manner, explains everything clearly and is very knowledgeable. The consultation was easy to arrange; I was seen quickly and treated immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Fletcher.
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12-12-2019
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Dr Fletcher was very understanding and listened carefully before recommending treatment. She was very kind and prescribed very suitable treatment.
Patient seen for:Rash
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08-12-2019
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Warm and welcoming and calming environment surrounding Dr Claire's clinical practice with her kindly description of surgical procedures proposed - and corresponding letter reports produced thereafter. Great service indeed. Well done and much as gracias.
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03-12-2019
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Dr Fletcher takes great care to patiently listen and explain. She is very kind, thoughtful and empathetic. I never feel rushed - she is very thorough. Having seen many many doctors over the years, Dr Fletcher really stands out (in a good way!)
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02-12-2019
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Dr Fletcher was so kind and sensitive in her approach to my son’s teenage acne. She asked him relevant questions, took time to listen and gave a thorough assessment of his skin. She clearly explained more about his condition and the treatment options now available to him. As a parent, I had been worried about him taking Roaccutane but she was able to put our minds at rest about our concerns, explaining fully any likely side effects and what to do should he encounter these. We both left feeling much more positive about his condition and the treatments available to him.
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18-11-2019
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Dr Fletcher was extremely kind and reassuring when dealing with my teenage son. She asked lots of relevant questions, took care to explain what our medical options were and gave practical solutions. We both left feeling a lot more positive about the treatments on offer and the choices he is free to make.
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18-11-2019
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Unrivalled first class consultation and all round holistic approach and interest in the patient whose pain free treatment session too was first class. Post-operatively, this period is commensurately proceeding well and uneventfully successfully. Well done. And many merci beaucoups too.
Patient seen for:Was recommended highly to Dr Claire Fletcher for her holistic approach and dermatology opinion and for ablation of noticeable and troublesome lesions, all which treated at the same session with great skill and care and understanding resulting in successful outcome was Great and top marks too.
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13-11-2019
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I went to see Dr Fletcher once a month after being initially prescribed with roaccutane. Dr Fletcher was very good at explaining how roaccutane worked and made sure I understood the dose I was on and why I was on it. She also notified me of the possible side effects as my course progressed. It was also great to be able to email her secretary if I had any queries along the way. Overall I'm very very pleased with my results after seeing Dr Fletcher!
Patient seen for:Acne
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05-11-2019
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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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