Royal Free London Skin Unit


The Royal Free Hospital has a dedicated team of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, clinical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, clinical nurse specialists, along with an efficient administrative team involved in the care of patients with skin cancers.

We treat the full spectrum of skin cancers from a growing catchment area through a wide range of treatment modalities. Every week we review more than 50 patients in the specialist skin multi disciplinary team meeting to discuss and decide the most appropriate treatment option or options for each patient. In our weekly decision to treat clinic we review more than 30 patients, offering patients who sometimes have come from a distance the opportunity to meet and discuss treatment options with more than one specialist in a single visit; this is particularly helpful when there is equipoise as to the best treatment modality.

With the establishment of The Royal Free London Skin Unit we aim to be a world recognized leader in the field of skin cancer. We wish to gain a greater understanding of skin cancers and test and generate new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of skin cancers. Our vision is to use innovation, modern technology, and artificial intelligence to provide cutting edge treatment in a compassionate environment.

In the pages alongside we have names of the members of each team, including their subspeciality interests.

Who do we serve

We serve patients referred from hospitals in Watford, Northwick Park, Lister, Luton, University College Hospital, North Middlesex, Harlow, Hillingdon.

We accept direct referrals from primary care through established referral forms.

Outreach clinics, mainly by plastic surgical colleagues, are held at Watford, Northwick Park and Luton Hospitals.

Treatment modalities

Our treatment modalities are aligned with National protocols and policies, individualized for each patient keeping in mind their unique clinical circumstances.

Links to individual department pages are on the right hand side of this page.

Links to recognized National websites are included below.

British Association of Dermatologists

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons


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Find your ward

  • Dermatology  


    Phone   0207 794 0500 ext 38133 

    Plastic Surgery 


    0207 443 9757 

    Medical Oncology 

    Melanoma referrals email:  

    Clinical  Oncology  


Hospital locations


Referral details

For referrals from primary care please use established pathways within the ICB 

For referrals from secondary care please use established pathways using the RFL skin cancer referral proforma for referrals between trusts contact: 

The Team

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