Consultant Profile

Dr Penelope Pratsou

Dr Penelope Pratsou MBChB, MRCP (UK), MRCP (Dermatology)
Practicing at:
Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
  • Dermatology
    • Paediatric dermatology
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:
  • Skin cancer
  • Mole checks
  • General adult dermatology (rashes)
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Paediatric dermatology (children with skin problems)
  • Skin allergy
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society for Cutaneous Allergy
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • British Medical Association
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0118 955 3454
Private secretary:
Rena Ball
Private secretary telephone number:
0118 955 3454
Private secretary fax:
0118 955 3478
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Pratsou qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield and continued her medical training in Nottingham while obtaining her Membership to the Royal College of Physicians. She then undertook her specialist training in dermatology in the West Midlands, before being appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

She has presented widely at a national and international level on topics ranging from skin cancer to paediatric dermatology, laser therapy, and management of chronic skin conditions, and has relevant peer-reviewed publications.

Within the NHS, she undertakes general dermatology clinics for adults with dermatological problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema, and runs a weekly suspected skin cancer clinic.

Dr Pratsou is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team and is fully accredited in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers including mole checks. She is a trained skin surgeon and removes skin cancers, moles, skin tags, cysts and warts.

During her specialist training, she spent three months exclusively working at the paediatric dermatology department in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and now regularly treats children with eczema, acne, vitiligo, infections and birthmarks. She has a particular interest in skin allergy and is currently setting up a specialist skin allergy unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Dr Pratsou strives to provide the best care possible, based on the latest medical evidence andindividual patientneeds, and aims to provide each patient with a clear treatment plan after discussion of all possible options.

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Dr Penelope Pratsou

Dr Penelope Pratsou Dermatology Consultant, Reading, Berkshire, private hospital specialist.

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