Dr Anne Ward graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast in 1987 with an Honours degree, coming first in her year. She completed her MD Thesis in 1993 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (RCP, London) in 2002. She was short-listed for the prestigious Goulstonian Lectureship in 2003 (RCP, London). Her dermatology training was undertaken in teaching hospitals in Belfast, Birmingham and Bristol.
Dr Ward has published extensively and continues to take an active interest in Research. She teaches medical students and became an Honorary Lecturer for Keele University Medical School in 2006.
Dr Ward was appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in 1996. During her tenure as Lead Clinician for Skin Cancer Services for Mid Staffordshire (1996 – 2005) she raised the standard of care for skin cancer patients such that her skin cancer team was ranked first for Patient Care and Services in all of the West Midlands in 2 consecutive NHS Skin Cancer Peer Reviews (2002 & 2005/06). As Lead Clinician in Dermatology (2006 – 2009), Dr Ward developed an integrated Dermatology Centre at Cannock Chase Hospital with dedicated nursing staff, Plastic Surgery support and GP training.
In 2001, Dr Ward was one of the first doctors in the West Midlands to treat Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), and heads a busy NHS PDT service. Nowadays, she also uses PDT to rejuvenate skin, as part of her Cosmetic Dermatology practice. She treats ladies with vulval problems and accepts referrals from both gynaecologists and dermatologists.