Dr Jennifer Yell

Dr Jennifer Yell

Consultant Dermatologist

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jennifer Yell at Spire include:


Other treatments

• Dermatological surgery
• Excision of skin lesion
• Skin cancer surgery
• Skin pigmentation and skin surgery

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant dermatologist for 21 years. I graduated with honours (distinctions in the final professional examinations) and trained in dermatology as registrar and senior registrar at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals in Oxford. I enjoyed a year as an ARC Immunodermatology fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Following which I completed my doctorate on cutaneous lupus erythematosus. I have extensive experience in the full range of skin diseases, whether inflammatory or tumours, in all age groups.

I gained MBChB in 1985 at the University of Cape Town, with distinctions in the final professional examinations and degree awarded with honours. I trained in dermatology as a registrar and senior registrar at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals in Oxford and was appointed as a consultant dermatologist in 1995.

I have extensive experience in the full range of 1,000+ skin diseases, ranging from inflammatory (eczema, allergy, psoriasis, acne) through to tumours (harmless or cancerous), in all age groups. Additionally I was the Trafford skin cancer lead from 2003 to 2009.

During my long consultant career, additional responsibilities have included: NW Deanery specialist training program dermatology career lead, British Association of Dermatologists clinical services committee (11-present), specialist society officer BSSVD (President), ISSVD council, media adviser (newspapers and TV), editorial board journal of the lower genital tract, Greater Manchester Dermatology audit lead (1999 to 2007).

Research interests: 47 peer reviewed journal publications, 114 papers presented to societies and national and international meetings, 5 published guidelines and 48 invited lectures. Textbook chapters: Gynecologic Dermatology, edited by Gudula Kirtschig and Sue Cooper (Chapter 28 Vulval Ulcer).

Clinical Interests

Aesthetic dermatology
Dermatological surgery
Hair and nail disease
Inflammatory skin disease
Paediatric dermatology
Skin cancer

Special Clinical Interests: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus and vulval dermatology.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Cheshire - 01925 215 087 Spire Manchester - 0161 885 5284
Private secretary Mr Jonathan Lloyd
Private secretary telephone 01925 539 005
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Cape Town / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 1988
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Part 1

MRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physicians / 1989
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

MD / University of Cape Town / 1998
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2000
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

President of British Society for the Study of Vulvar disease (BSSVD)
British Association of Dermatology
Clinical Services Committee member of BAD
Royal College of Physicians
The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
British Society for Cutaneous Allergy
Member of the British Contact Dermatitis Group

Professional leadership

NW Deanery Specialist Training and education committee (STEC) dermatology committee member (career lead)
President BSSVD
BAD clinical services committee member

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Current NHS posts

Independent Consultant Dermatologist

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Personal Profile

My husband (a consultant interventional radiologist) and I enjoy dancing and sailing. We appreciate family holidays with our two children.

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