Dr Anita Takwale



GMC number: 4506263

Practising since: 1988



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Dr Anita Takwale is a Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatology Surgeon and Clinical Lead at Gloucestershire hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is the President of the British Hair and Nail Society (BHNS) and the South West UK regional expert for hair and nail disorders. Her previous roles have included Skin Cancer Lead and Dermatology Surgery lead, Chairman for the Three Counties Skin Cancer Network and Clinical and Educational lead for the BHNS.

Anita completed her specialist dermatology training in India (Pune) and the UK (West Midlands and Bristol) in 2005 before proceeding with an advanced skin cancer surgery fellowship in Cardiff. Her special interests in hair and nails stemmed from David de Berker in Bristol and since then she has gained an international perspective on her work through her sabbatical with Professor Rodney Sinclair in Melbourne, Professor Bertrand Richert in Brussels and her attendance at specialised conferences - such as the International Summit on Nail Diseases in Greece and the World Congresses for Hair Research in Japan and Barcelona.

Outside of the UK, she is a member of the European Hair Research Society and European Nail society. She is involved in education and research having contributed to the curricula of two Postgraduate Diplomas (Cardiff and Bart's, London), regularly reviews hair and nail papers and has published articles discussing hair loss and nail pathology in multiple peer reviewed journals. She is the editor of the BHNS newsletter and has written chapters for Lebwohl’s Treatment in Skin Disease and Brennan's Maxillo Facial Surgery. She hosted the inaugural National Nail Education day in 2017 and has recently followed this with a successful second event.   

Anita holds NHS clinics in Gloucester and Cheltenham. Her day surgery lists for skin cancer, and the specialist hair and nail clinics, are held at Gloucester Royal Hospital and at the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham. In addition to standard options, she also recently introduced a service to address hair thinning through 'Platelet Rich Plasma' in her practice. 

She lives in Cheltenham with her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon, and has two daughters.

Anita is experienced in:

  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Hair and nail disorders
  • General Dermatology - acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Anita Takwale at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole assessment

Locations Dr Anita Takwale works with

Related experience


  • British Association of Dermatology
  • British Society of Dermatology Surgery
  • British Hair and Nail Society
  • European Nail Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Medical Protection Society
  • European Hair Research Society

Other posts held

  • Clinical Lead at Gloucestershire hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • President of the British Hair and Nail Society (BHNS)
  • South West UK regional expert for hair and nail disorders

Insurers Dr Anita Takwale works with

Dr Anita Takwale works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Anita Takwale does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Anita Takwale does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Anita Takwale does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.