Dr Hannah Cookson



GMC number: 6145680

Practising since: 2006



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Dr Hannah Cookson is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Nuffield Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

She graduated from Bristol University medical school (MBChB). She underwent her dermatology specialist training at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London and was appointed as a consultant there in 2017. As a consultant at St John’s, Dr Cookson was part of the award winning severe eczema clinic and she continues to have a specialist interest in the treatment of eczema in both adults and children.

Dr Cookson designed and led the first community dermatology service at St John’s, and is actively involved in the training of GPs and junior doctors in dermatology.

In 2020 she relocated to Devon with her young family to take up her current consultant post.

Dr Cookson believes patients should be fully informed and actively involved in all their treatment decisions and has won prizes for her dedication to patient care (Kings Commendation for outstanding patient care 2014, GSTT Care Awards Letter of Commendation 2020).

She sees all dermatological presentations in both adults and children. Her special interests include:

  • eczema
  • urticaria
  • allergy
  • psoriasis
  • rashes
  • hair problems
  • genital dermatology
  • mole checks
  • skin cancer.

Special interests

Dr Cookson specialises in medical and paediatric dermatology. Her areas of interest include general dermatology, mole checks, and the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Her subspecialty interests include eczema, psoriasis, urticaria and acne. She is happy to diagnose and treat all skin conditions.

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Treatments and tests offered by Dr Hannah Cookson at Nuffield Health

  • Mole removal
  • Blood test
  • Cryotherapy
  • Allergy testing
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Vulval lesion excision
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Histopathology
  • Mole assessment
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Itching (Pruritus) Assessment
  • Drug and medication monitoring
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Phlebotomy
  • Penile lesions (biopsy of)

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Related experience


Connolly A, Cookson H. Image Gallery: A missed diagnosis. British Journal of Dermatology. 2019 May;180(5):e145-. PMID: 31025725

An acute facial contact dermatitis to Mirvaso, topical brimonidine tartrate gel 0.33%, Contact Dermatitis, December 2015, Cookson H, White J, White I, McFadden J PMID 26768997

Proton pump inhibitors and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus: an under-recognized phenomenon?, British Journal of Dermatology, February 2014 PMID 24547716, Cookson H, Walsh S

Thyroid dysfunction in drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS):an unusual manifestation of systemic drug hyper-sensitivity, British Journal of Dermatology May 2013 PMID 23614562, Cookson H, Creamer D, Walsh S

Febrile Neutropenia in a HIV positive individual post-chemotherapy, Journal of Clinical Virology May 2010 PMID 20171139, Ridha E, Cookson H, Devitt E, Nelson M

Disseminated coxsackievirus A6 affecting children with atopic dermatitis, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, July 2015 PMID 25677678, Lynch MD, Sears A, Cookson H, Lew T, Laftah Z, Orrin L, Zuckerman M, Creamer D, Higgins E


  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
  • St John’s Dermatology Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Hannah Cookson works with

Dr Hannah Cookson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA
  • Exeter Family Friendly


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

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

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