Dr Anita Takwale


  • Specialities Dermatology
  • Telephone 01242 246519
  • Year of first qualification 1988
  • Email
  • GMC Number 4506263
  • Fax 01242 246 501


Dr Anita Takwale is a Consultant Dermatologist with special interests in hair and nail disorders and skin cancer surgery. She undertook her training in India (Pune) and the UK (West Midlands and Bristol) before completing her surgery fellowship in Cardiff.

Anita has worked for the Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust since 2008. After eight years as skin cancer lead for the Trust and chairperson of the three Counties Skin Cancer Network, Anita became the Trust’s dermatology surgery lead, a position she currently holds.

Through her initial training with Dr David De Berker, Anita gained an interest in hair and nail conditions that she has since developed. She is the current Clinical and Educational Lead for the British Hair and Nail Society and a member of the European Hair research society and the European Nail Society. She has gained an international perspective on her work through her sabbatical with Professor Rodney Sinclair in Melbourne and her attendance at specialised conferences - such as the International Summit on Nail Diseases in Greece and the World Congress for Hair Research in Japan.

In the UK, Anita provides a secondary and tertiary hair and nails referral service for the South West. The service includes facilities for Diphencyperone immunotherapy (for alopecia areata), as well as strong links with a dermatopathologist with an interest in hair and nail disease.

In addition to standard options, Dr Takwale also provides a newer treatment to addressing hair thinning through 'Platelet Rich Plasma' in her practice.

She is also involved in education and research, having been an invited speaker for multiple local, regional, and national educational meetings. In addition, she hosted the first National Nail Education day in 2017. She has been a reviewer for hair and nail papers, published articles in peer reviewed journals, and also written chapters for Lebwohl’s Treatment in Skin Disease and Brennan's Maxillo Facial Surgery.

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. She undertakes private practice at the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham. She lives in Cheltenham with her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon, and has two daughters.

Skin Cancer Lead Gloucestershire Hospital Trust

Past Chairman Three Counties Skin Cancer Network

Hair and nail specialist

Dermatological surgeon

Experienced in:

Skin cancer

Skin cancer surgery

Hair and nail disorders

General Dermatology - acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.


  • Wednesday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Trust (Gloucester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean)

Member of

  • 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


Dr Anita Takwale works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden 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.