Dr Clare Defty

Dr Clare Defty

Consultant Dermatologist

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

Specialises in

  • inflammatory conditions of the skin, hair and nails, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Skin cancer risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Minor and complex skin surgery
  • Injections for excessive sweating
  • Contact allergy and skin patch testing

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I am a friendly, experienced consultant dermatologist with over 10 years’ experience and am passionate about delivering personalised, high-quality skin care to all patients.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C6076599

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Mole assessment
  • Treatment for rashes (eg acne, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Problems affecting hair and nails

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Additional information

Dermatological surgery
Hair and nail disease
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

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

UK Clinical Trials Network

West Midlands Skin Cancer Expert Advisory Group

Professional leadership

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

Consultant Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Lead, Walsall Hospital.

Speciality Lead, University of Birmingham.

I'm originally from Cheshire and after spending years abroad, I have now been settled in Birmingham for the last 10 years. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two young children, in the outdoors where possible, and enjoy running in any spare time.

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Website http://www.drclaredefty.co.uk
Private secretary Julie Canning
Private secretary telephone 0121 580 7405
Private secretary fax 0121 352 1971
Private secretary email julie.canning2@spirehealthcare.com