Dermatology and Skin Surgery


Vernova is the provider of a comprehensive, award-winning Dermatology service carrying out the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. If surgical treatment is required, this can usually be provided within the service. Or if more specialist surgery is required (e.g. plastic surgery) we will arrange this.

The service is based at Waters Green Medical Centre where many of the clinics are delivered. Satellite clinics are also provided in Handforth and Alderley Edge to give patients greater choice and convenience. A range of clinic times are available during the week, including some evening and Saturday morning appointments.

The service is provided by a team of doctors and nurses with additional training and qualifications in dermatology and/or surgery.

The Vernova Dermatology team are the BMJ Awards Dermatology Team of the Year 2018 and are the first team outside of London to win this category. This year there were 250 entries for these prestigious awards from across the U.K.


Service Contact Details

Booking Team
Phone 01625 264141

Dermatology Secretaries
Phone 01625 264041


Medical Team

Dr Tim Kingston – Consultant Dermatologist

Dr John O’Driscoll – Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Jean Ayer – Consultant Dermatologist – Profile

Dr Faisal Ali – Consultant Dermatologist & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon – Profile

Dr Tamara Griffiths – Locum Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Tariq Razzaq – Locum Consultant Dermatologist

Dr James Byrne – Locum Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Vikram Rajkomar – Locum Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Carol Cunningham – Locum Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Valerie Ramsden – Specialty Doctor – Dermatology

Dr Wayne Maxwell – Specialty Doctor – Dermatology

Dr Robin Stones – Specialty Doctor – Dermatology

Dr Lucy Black – Associate Specialist – Dermatology

Dr Imran Ahmed – GP with Special Interest in Dermatology


Nursing and Clinical Support

Kate Howlen – Macmillan Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kerry Rigby – Macmillan Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist (Development Role)

Jan McIntyre – Dermatology Nurse Specialist

Katy Watson-Hunt – Dermatology Nurse Specialist (Development Role)

Joanna Derbyshire – Assistant Practitioner (Phototherapy)

Louise McCahery – Physiotherapist (Phototherapy)

Philip Evans – Healthcare Assistant – Profile

Michelle Scobbie – Healthcare Assistant – Profile

Janice Bailey – Healthcare Assistant – Profile

Karen Green – Healthcare Assistant – Profile

Lauren Snelson – Healthcare Assistant – Profile

Camilla Burke – Healthcare Assistant

Louise Bradley – Healthcare Assistant