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The London Clinic


  • Dermatology

Sub specialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Vulval conditions
  • Moles and mole mapping
  • Dermoscopy

Clinical interests

  • Acne, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions
  • Diagnosis of skin lesions
  • Hair and nail conditions

Professional profile

After a background in general medicine, Dr Victoria Swale started her training in Dermatology in 1996. 

Dr Swale trained in several excellent London teaching hospitals, and achieved an MD from the University of London for her research into genetic conditions and the skin. She took up her post as Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Free Hospital in 2004, and combined that post with a locum Consultant role in Skin Pathology since 2006. 

Dr Swale has a special interest in the diagnosis of moles and other benign and malignant skin lesions using Dermoscopy, and use of mole mapping for monitoring. She also has a special interest in the management of vulval conditions such as lichen sclerosus.

Dr Swale was Senior Judge for the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in 2017, and again in 2019. She is a member of Council for the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases. Dr Swale has been involved in setting Dermatology exam questions for professional exams since 2006. She is involved in post-graduate teaching, and lecture regularly in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Personal profile

Dr Victoria Swale is interested in theatre and classical music, and plays the flute and piano. She enjoys cooking, travel, walking and rock climbing. She has three daughters, one of whom had severe eczema for some years, so has personal experience as well as professional training in managing challenging skin conditions.

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Conditions treated

Current posts

  • Consultant Dermatologist
    Royal Free London NHS Trust
  • locum consultant Dermatologist
    Royal Free London NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    University College London Medical School
  • Dermatopathology teaching lead
    Royal Free London NHS Trust
  • Faculty Member and Lecturer
    Oxbridge Medica

Medical training

Year qualified
  • University of Southampton Medical School

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Clinic location

5 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HL
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Clinic times

Wednesday: 8am - 1pm (other days and times can be available by arrangement with my secretary)


Appointment enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3944 1073 Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 Self-Pay service: +44 (0) 203 918 7301International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 General enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3918 9135

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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