Dr Jess Felton
Consultant Adult and Paediatric Dermatologist
MBBS, BSc, FRCP
"Working with the Spire team I know that all of my patients will receive the highest standard of care in a friendly, efficient and well-run hospital."
Working in dermatology since 2001 I have a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating both common and rare skin rashes. I am a member of the local and regional Skin Cancer multidisciplinary meeting and am very experienced in diagnosing and treating skin cancer and sun damage. I am able to offer a Mole Mapping service for those patients at higher risk of skin cancer or with multiple moles.
I have advanced training in Paediatric Dermatology and have run the regional service for this specialty over the last 10 years with extra research expertise in the field of eczema.
I perform skin surgery on a regular basis including excision of malignant lesions, wide local excision, biopsies, shave excision, curettage and cautery and cryotherapy. I perform injection treatments for excess axillary (armpit) sweating.
I am the lead consultant for paediatric dermatology in the Regional Children's Hospital for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
In addition to my clinical work I am a member of the NHIR general paediatrics clinic studies group. I am also privileged to be on the Steering committee for research run by the patient support group Eczema Outreach Support.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jess Felton at Spire include:
Paediatrics - dermatology
MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCP / University of London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Science Honours degree, Fellow Royal College Physicians
MBBS; given to doctors after completing medical school, BSc; additional degree, FRCP; advanced exams
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
Medical Protection Society
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association
Lead for Paediatric Dermatology at the Royal Alexander Children's Hospital in Brighton, providing a regional paediatric dermatology service
Contribution of original research, case series and case reports.
''The Big Itch'' - article on childhood eczema, Mother and Baby Magazine
Gene test at birth could predict long-term risk of disease for individuals with eczema and asthma - Brighton and Sussex Medical School
I am passionate about being a dermatologist and being able to see the transformation as my patients' skin improves or diagnosing and treating skin cancer.
When I am not at work I enjoy my family time with my husband and four children walking our dog in the countryside or visiting friends.