Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dr Tang Shim

Consultant Dermatologist
MB BCh BAO, MD (Res), FRCP (Edin)

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tang Shim at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

  • General dermatology
  • Genital dermatology
  • Patch testing: Consultations are held at Spire South Bank Hospital, however tests may be carried out at another location

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Professional profile

I trained in general medicine in Belfast. I moved to the West Midlands in my early years and developed a vocation in dermatology, focusing both on practice and research. I won a Sir John Fisher Foundation Research Fellowship to study male genital skin disease at Chelsea and Westminster and University College Hospitals, London (2011 – 2013) followed by an MD award (research) from Imperial College in 2017.  

Currently, I am an appointed topic expert-member (managing common infections committee) for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I participate in the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) guideline development group and am an associate editor for Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, the educational journal of the BAD. I continue to publish medical literature and lecture on national dermatology courses.

Clinical Interests


Special clinical interests: General dermatology, inflammatory dermatological disease, genital dermatology, eczema patch testing, allergy contact dermatitis and occupational dermatology.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh BAO / The Queen’s University of Belfast / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery & Bachelor in the Art of Obstetrics


Professional memberships

British Association of Dermatologists
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Cutaneous Allergy
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
European Society of Contact Dermatitis


Professional leadership

Clinical personal tutor and honorary clinical lecturer for Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01905 362 220