Professor Richard Warren

Professor Richard Warren

Consultant Dermatologist
BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MRCP PhD, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Richard Warren at Spire include:


Other treatments

Dermatology, skin cancer, inflammatory skin disease, dermatological surgery and allergies. 

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Professional profile

I am a fully trained dermatologist listed on the General Medical Council specialist medical register. I work as a consultant at the major dermatology centre in the North West, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and I hold the position of senior lecturer at The University of Manchester.

I am a full member of the British Association of Dermatologists having completed my training at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and SRFT. My major interests include the management of inflammatory skin disease (eg psoriasis, acne and eczema) and skin cancer and its surgical treatment.

I am regularly invited to speak around the world on inflammatory skin disease at national and international dermatology conferences. My research interest is into the genetic basis of psoriasis and new and emerging treatments for this condition for which I have received both national and international awards. I regularly publish on these topics in European and American literature.

I am a keen teacher and education forms a key part of my role at Manchester University. Alongside this I sit on a national committee related to the use of “biologicals” (a new form of treatment for psoriasis) and I am involved in the production of national guidelines related to the treatment of psoriasis.

I have recently established a specialist clinic for patients suffering from acne.

I have a strong track record on delivering high calibre lectures and have over the last five years been a plenary speaker and invited chair at the premier dermatology, clinical and research meetings (eg World Congress, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, British Society of Investigative Dermatology) in the field of dermatology. Additionally, recent invitations have been from the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal Society of Medicine, British Society of Rheumatology and The Annual Consultants course for Dermatologists in the UK. These invitations demonstrate an international reputation in my research field and the feedback demonstrates the educational value of my lecture content.

Clinical Interests

Special Clinical Interests: Inflammatory skin disease (psoriasis, acne and eczema), skin cancer and skin surgery, allergies and skin lesions.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Liverpool Medical School / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians’ of London / 2001
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians - part one

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians’ of London / 2002
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians - part two

PhD / University of Manchester / 2008
Doctor of Philosophy

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians’ of London / 2015
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians, London UK
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Investigative Dermatology
European Society for Dermatological Research
North of England Dermatology Society
Medical Protection Society

Professional leadership

Honorary consultant dermatologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (2010-current)
Director Dermatopharmacology Unit, The University of Manchester (2015 to current)
Clinical reader and honorary consultant, The University of Manchester (2016-current)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester 

Director of the clinical trials unit at The University of Manchester

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Research and Publication


An intensified dosing schedule of subcutaneous methotrexate in patients with moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis (METOP): a 52 week, multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial

British Association of Dermatologists' guidelines for the safe and effective prescribing of methotrexate for skin disease 2016

Differential Drug Survival of Biologic Therapies for the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study from the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR)

Efficacy and safety of emerging immunotherapies in psoriasis

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Personal Profile

I try to balance my busy work schedule with family life. I am married to Natalie and we have two young boys, Ben and Sam, and a dog called Meg. I have a keen interest in sport and try to keep fit when I can.

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Private contact details

Telephone Outpatient appointments - 01925 215 087