Dr Hayley Smith


BSc, MBBS, MRCP(Medicine) , MRCP (Derm)

GMC number: 7264062

Practising since: 2012



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Dr Hayley Smith is a consultant dermatologist with a special interest in melanoma, acne and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2012 and completed postgraduate training in Yorkshire. Here she gained experience in mole assessment, skin cancer/surgery, acne, paediatric dermatology, psoriasis, connective tissue disease, leg ulceration, photobiology, cutaneous allergy, vulval dermatology, hair disorders and general dermatology. 

Dr Smith has a substantive post at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust where she runs specialist mole and melanoma clinics, managing the most complex and high-risk cases across the region. This includes adults and children with multiple atypical moles, and/or a family history of melanoma. She offers an in-depth mole-checking service, identifying individual risk factors, and delivering patient-focused treatments, including surgical interventions for skin cancer and benign lesions.

Dr Smith has a postgraduate diploma in skin ageing and aesthetic medicine, with expertise in personalised prescription-grade skin care. She also has a BSc in psychology, giving her a profound understanding of both the physical and psychological implications of skin disease. She continues to collaborate on international research, considering the impact of acne. She is widely published in the fields of skin cancer and acne and has presented both Nationally and Internationally, winning multiple prizes for work presented.

Special interests

Melanoma/Skin Cancer, Pigmented Lesions/ Atypical moles, Acne, Minor Skin Surgery, Cosmetic dermatology (anti-wrinkle injections and prescription cosmeceuticals/skin care).

Other interests

General Dermatology (Eczema, Psoriasis, Hair & Nail disorder).

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Hayley Smith at Nuffield Health

  • Excisional biopsy
  • Mole assessment
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Dr Hayley Smith works with

Related experience


  • GMC
  • British Association of Dermatologist
  • British Society for Dermatological Surgeons Acne Core Outcomes Research Network
  • British Society for Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Royal College of Physicians

Insurers Dr Hayley Smith works with

Dr Hayley Smith works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • WPA


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

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

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