Dr Penelope Pratsou

Dermatologist

MBChB, MRCP (UK), MRCP (Dermatology)


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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 undertake general dermatology clinics for adults with dermatological problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema and run a weekly suspected skin cancer clinic.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 am currently setting 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.
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Treatment information

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

Dermatology

Other treatments

  • Skin cancer
  • Paediatric dermatology

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Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Skin cancer, mole checks, general adult dermatology (rashes), eczema, acne, psoriasis, paediatric dermatology (children with skin problems), skin allergy.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Contact information

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