Dr James Powell



GMC number: 6143181

Practising since: 2006



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Dr James B. Powell is a Herefordian and Consultant Dermatologist specialising in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory skin reactions/dermatoses, skin lesions, skin cancers, cryotherapy and dermatological surgery in patients of all ages. 

Dr Powell is clinical lead of the BMJ Dermatology Team of the Year 2021 and has been nominated for an NHS 2022 Digital and Data award.

Dr Powell has a busy and diverse NHS practice at Hereford County Hospital including specialist tertiary referral clinics at University Hospital Wales Cardiff focusing on skin conditions provoked or worsened by sunlight - including cutaneous porphyrias and the delivery of phototherapy to improve many rare and common dermatoses.

Dr Powell has taught locally, nationally and internationally and is widely published in the most highly respected dermatological journals and has written a book on photodermatology.

Dr Powell does not consult on cosmetic dermatology including laser surgery. 

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A Rare Case of Erythema Annulare Centrifugum Resolving with Narrow-band UVB Phototherapy.  DOI: 10.1111/ced.14635


First reported cases of Actinic folliculitis treated successfully with topical retinoid.  Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2020.  45 (6), 716-718.  S. Rahman  J. Powell  D. Al‐Ismail.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ced.14179


Metastatic Prostate Cancer Presenting as Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus.  Australasian Journal of Dermatology.  61, 2020, pages e113-e114 doi.org/10.1111/ajd.13133.  Yih Chyn Phan, Sarah Shammout  Jonathan Cobley  Mark Hayes  Mehmood Akhtar,  James Powell.


Shedding light on recent advances in our understanding of cutaneous porphyrias.  Editorial.  British Journal of Dermatology (2018) 179, pp1–2. DOI: 10.1111/bjd.16701.  J Powell and M Badminton


Pruritus, Translucent Papules, Joint Pains and Giant Cells

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017 42; 451-453.  C. Peng  S. Karanovic  C. Allen  G. Powell  C. Bell  J. B. Powell.


Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies, 5th Edition Book.

Scabies - chapter 223.  ISBN 10: 0702069124



Seborrhoeic Dermatitis: clinical review.

MIMS Dermatology/Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/seborrhoeic-dermatitis-clinical-review/activity/4303/




Poly(A)-specific ribonuclease deficiency impacts telomere biology and causes dyskeratosis congenita.

Journal of Clinical Investigation 2015; 125(5): 2151-2160.

Hemanth Tummala, Amanda Walne,Laura Collopy,Shirleny Cardoso, Josu de la Fuente,Sarah Lawson, James Powell, Nicola Cooper, Alison Foster, Shehla Mohammed, Vincent Plagnol, Thomas Vulliamy, and Inderjeet Dokal.





























Phototherapy in the Elderly

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2015 40(6) 606-610

Powell JB and Gach JE.

Acute Systemic Sarcoidosis Complicating Ustekinumab Therapy For

Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Br J Dermatol. 2015 172(3):834-6.

Powell JB, Matthews P, Rattehali R, Woodhead F, Perkins P, Powell G, Szczecinska W, Gach JE.

An unusual case of multiple facial papules?

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2015 Jun;40(4):463-5

Powell JB, Szczecinska W, Gazzani P, Miller J, Dzwoniakiewicz H, Snead D, Carr R, Ilchyshyn A.


X-linked Dyskeratosis congenita presenting in adulthood with photodamaged skin and epiphora

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2014 39(3):310–314

J B Powell, I Dokal, R Carr, S Taibjee, B Cave, C Moss


2011-2012 Survey and Audit of Phototherapy Services in

the West Midlands UK.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2014; 39(1):65-66

J B Powell and M R Kaur


Book chapter: Treatment of Skin Diseases 4th Edition: Chapter 215: Scabies. 

Dr WFG Tucker and Dr J B Powell.  ISBN 978-7020-5236-1


Management of Bullous Pemphigoid – therapeutic forum

MIMS Dermatology 2013; 9: (4) 28-29








Management of cellulitis and erysipelas

MMS dermatology 2012; 8(3): 34-39


Persistent Hypereosinophilia with Wells Syndrome – ‘PHEWS’ 

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2013 38(3): 330

Dr J Powell, Dr M Kaur, Dr A Salim, Dr P Coloby, Dr R Muc

Panton-Valentine leucocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus: redefining the significance of pyogenic skin infections.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2012 Jul;37(5):564-5

Dr J Powell, Dr J Alcena and Dr B Cave




PVL Staph aureus: an emerging pathogen

Dr J Powell and Dr J Alcena

MIMS Dermatology 2011; 7(4): 20-23





Cellulitis and Erysipelas: a clinical review

Dr J Powell

GP Magazine December 2nd  2011; 29 – 31.  Also at gponline.com


Management of Bullous Pemphigoid

Dr J Powell

MIMS Dermatology 2011 Vol 7: 3; 27-31




Clinical review: Bullous pemphigoid and other blistering conditions

Dr J Powell

GP Newspaper and www.healthcarerepublic.com June 2011


Plastered in Pustules

Dr J Powell, Dr J Bhatt, Dr S Orpin

British Medical Journal BMJ May 2011 342:d926 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d926







Management of Atopic Eczema in Children

Dr James Powell and Dr Jaideep Bhat

Advances in Clinical Dermatology, published by Strategic Medical Solutions



Fever in the Vaccinated Returning Traveller: case report

Dr James Powell

British Medical Journal BMJ 2009; 339:b2985 BMJ. Aug 2009 doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2985


Terbinafine Therapy and Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: case report

Dr S Saha, Dr J Powell, Dr S Tharakaram

‘GP Newspaper’ 12 October 2007 page 27, also published at www.healthcarerepublic.com


  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society
  • The Patients Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist Hereford County Hospital.

Insurers Dr James Powell works with

Dr James Powell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • WPA


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

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

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