Dr Penelope Pratsou

Dr Penelope Pratsou


MBChB, MRCP (UK), MRCP (Dermatology)

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

I have 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 have relevant peer-reviewed publications.

Within the NHS, I undertook general dermatology clinics for adults with dermatological problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

I am a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team and am fully accredited in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers including mole checks. I am a trained skin surgeon and remove skin cancers, moles, skin tags, cysts and warts.

During my specialist training, I spent three months exclusively working at the paediatric dermatology department in Birmingham Children’s Hospital and now regularly treat children with eczema, acne, vitiligo, infections and birthmarks. I have a particular interest in skin allergy and set up a specialist skin allergy unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

I strive to provide the best care possible, based on the latest medical evidence and individual patient needs, and aim to provide each patient with a clear treatment plan after discussion of all possible options.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Penelope Pratsou at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Skin cancer
  • Paediatric dermatology

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Skin cancer, mole checks, general adult dermatology (rashes), eczema, acne, psoriasis, paediatric dermatology (children with skin problems), skin allergy.
Telephone 0118 373 5198
Website https://www.readingdermatology.co.uk
Private secretary Tania Sandham
Private secretary telephone 0748 838 4479
Private secretary email tania.sandham@nhs.net