Dr Paul Norris

Consultant Dermatologist

MB Chir, FRCP


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I carried out my undergraduate training at Cambridge and St George’s Hospital Medical School, followed by general medical training at the Royal London Hospital and then dermatology training at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin and the Institute of Dermatology in London. I have published over 100 papers on skin disease in medical journals. I have been a Consultant Dermatologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since 1991 and have worked to develop a high class service for patients in both the public and private health sectors.

I have held a number of senior roles in the NHS, including Director of Specialist Medicine, Governance Lead, and Chair of Medical Equipment Committee (Addenbrooke’s Hospital) and hold a National Merit award.

I have wide experience of general dermatology, including conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, dermatitis, and vitiligo. My main areas of interest are skin cancer diagnosis and screening (including mole checks), use of dermoscopy in skin cancer diagnosis, assessment of sun-damaged skin, treatment of skin cancer and pre-cancer including photodynamic therapy, psoriasis and photosensitive skin disorders. I lead the psoriasis service at Addenbrooke’s.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Norris at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

Some of the principal treatments I carry out at Spire include:

  • Dermatological surgery
  • Dermoscopy for suspected skin cancer
  • Cryotherapy for pre-cancerous skin lesions
  • Local steroid injection for alopecia areata

I have extensive experience in skin surgery, including removal of skin cancers and benign skin lesions, and of both cryotherapy and photodynamic therapy for precancerous skin lesions and other disorders.

I have a longstanding interest in the use of ultraviolet light phototherapy for skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema/dermatitis, skin lymphoma and vitiligo, and have led this service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for many years.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Dermatology

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of British Association of Dermatologists

Member of British Medical Association

Member of British Photobiology Association

Member of British Association of Dermatologists

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Cambridge.

Personal profile

I am married with three children and live locally. Much of my relaxation revolves around music - I am a member of a Parisian style jazz band called Major Swing.

Contact information

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary Gill Acton
Private secretary telephone 01223 266928
Private secretary email mmp2sec@btconnect.com