Dr Philip Laws

Dr Philip Laws

Consultant Dermatologist
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (Derm)

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Philip Laws at Spire include:

Dermatology at Spire Elland Hospital

Dermatology at Spire Leeds Hospital

Other treatments

  • Inflammatory skin disease including psoriasis and eczema
  • Blistering skin diseases
  • Connective tissue diseases (including lupus)
  • Skin Lymphoma
  • Punch and incisional biopsies

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Professional profile

I am a consultant dermatologist and qualified from Manchester Medical School in 2004. I subsequently undertook my specialist dermatology training in Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester. During this time I undertook a fellowship in medical education, which included a diploma in medical education. Following this I moved to Toronto, Canada to gain additional training as a fellow in advanced medical dermatology.

Following this, I returned to the UK where I have been working as a consultant since 2014 in Leeds. Within this role I undertake a weekly complex medical dermatology clinic (including connective tissue diseases), skin cancer clinic and psoriasis clinic. In addition, I am the dermatology lead for cutaneous lymphoma.

I have a diverse research interest in inflammatory skin diseases and have a number of active clinical research activities ongoing at present. I am also a keen medical educator and oversee undergraduate dermatology training for the University of Leeds.

Clinical Interests

Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: I undertake a weekly complex medical dermatology clinic (including connective tissue diseases), skin cancer clinic and psoriasis clinic. In addition, I am the dermatology lead for cutaneous lymphoma.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) / University of York / 1999
Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry

MBChB / Manchester / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (Derm) / London / 2011
Membership Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Royal College Physicians, London
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society for Medical Dermatology

Professional leadership

Multidisciplinary Team Lead, Skin Lymphoma Service
Education lead for undergraduate dermatology training, University of Leeds

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist and honorary senior lecturer, Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust

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Research and Publication

My research interests include psoriasis and cutaneous lupus.


List of publications

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Personal Profile

I grew up in the North East and completed studies in biochemistry in York before moving to Manchester to undertake medical training. I live in Leeds with my wife and two young boys. When I get the chance I enjoy a wide range of sports including cycling, although sadly I don't get out on my bike as often as I would like!

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Leeds: insured patients 0113 218 5908/9, self-pay patients 0113 218 5967. For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324 069
Email info@spireelland.com, info@spireleeds.com
Private secretary Suzanna Davies
Private secretary email suzannadavies@pmlskincare.co.uk

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