Dr Clare Defty

Consultant Dermatologist
BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCP(Derm), FRCP

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Clare Defty at Spire include:


Other treatments

Skin Cancer Screening, Mole assessment, Treatment rashes e.g. acne, eczema, psoriasis, Problems affecting hair and nails.

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Professional profile

I offer the full range of treatment comprehensive assessment and treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin, hair and nails, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and other rashes. As part of this I also treat hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) with BoTox injections). My sub-specialty area of interest is skin cancer risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment and I undertake weekly cancer screening clinics in the NHS.

I have been Consultant Lead for Skin Cancer at Walsall Manor Hospitals since 2013 and am an active member of the West Midlands Skin Cancer Expert Advisory Group. I am a trained skin surgeon and undertake surgical lists, at minimum weekly, completing over 200 cases on an annual basis. I have also received advanced surgical training and regularly perform complex surgical procedures for skin cancer treatment.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to have been recently appointed Speciality Lead for Dermatology at the University of Birmingham, leading on the delivery of medical student teaching, ongoing assessment and examination.

Clinical Interests

Hair and nail disease
Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc(Hons) (Neurosciences) / Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ Medical School, University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ Medical School, University of London / 2003
Medical degree

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2006
Post-graduate medical exams

MRCP(Dermatology) / Royal College of Physicians & British Association of Dermatologists / 2009
Specialist post-graduate medical exam in dermatology

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2016
Fellowship of the post-graduate medical college

Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Dermatological Surgery
West Midlands Skin Cancer Expert Advisory Group
UK Clinical Trials Network

Professional leadership

Skin Surgery Lead Walsall Manor Hospital
Speciality Lead for Dermatology, University of Birmingham

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Lead, Walsall Hospital
Speciality Lead, University of Birmingham

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Personal Profile

Originally from Cheshire and after spending years abroad, I have now been settled in Birmingham for the last ten years. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband our two young children, in the outdoors where possible and enjoy running in any spare time.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Julie Canning
Private secretary telephone 0121 580 7405
Private secretary fax 0121 352 1971
Private secretary email