Spire Manchester Hospital has moved!

We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

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We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

Please note your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital will take place at:

Spire Manchester Hospital
170 Barlow Moor Road
M20 2AF
(For sat nav please use M20 2YA)

If you have any questions or queries about your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital call us on 0161 447 6677.

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Professor Lesley Rhodes

Consultant Dermatologist

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Lesley Rhodes at Spire include:


Other treatments

Bowen's disease and superficial basal cell cancer (BCC) lesions
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) used to treat actinic keratosis

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Professional profile

I obtained my medical degree in London before completing my clinical training in dermatology in Liverpool.

I practises general dermatology and set up specialist photodermatology services in 1995 for both, the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with a wide range of photosensitivity disorders, i.e. skin reactions to sunlight. As well as the treatment of superficial skin cancers with photodynamic therapy (PDT). My research programme has trialled and developed new treatments for photosensitivity and best protocols for the practice of PDT.

I have key international, national and local roles within the fields of photobiology and photodermatology including President of the European Society for Photobiology and Board Member of Public Health England, for the Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation. My previous roles include, Chair of the British Photodermatology Group and Chair of the UK Skin Cancer Working Group (focusing on prevention).

I have many original and review publications, and have co-authored 9 national guideline reports on best clinical practice in photodermatology, with 2 ongoing guideline updates including PDT.

I am frequently invited to speak nationally and internationally on my specialist clinical practice, including new approaches to improve patients' symptoms.

Clinical Interests

Skin cancer

Photodermatoses/sun allergies, Photosensitivity, Prickly heat

Private contact details

Private secretary Avril Gregory
Private secretary telephone 07840 103366
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Current NHS posts

Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal Hospital

Professor in Dermatology, University of Manchester

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