Dr Paul Farrant


BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCP

GMC number: 4650069

Practising since: 1999



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  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00 (Weekly)
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Dr Farrant is a highly experienced dermatologist and dermatological surgeon. His training has included the world famous St Johns’ Institute of Dermatology at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and leading London teaching hospitals, Kings College and St Georges. He was appointed as a consultant at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust in 2009 and has been the clinical lead since 2012. He is a core member of the skin cancer MDT and performs over 400 skin cancer operations per year. Dr Farrant currently holds 6 clinical excellence awards for outstanding contribution to the NHS and was recognised as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012 for his services to dermatology.

In addition to skin cancer diagnosis and management, Dr Farrant has interests in Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis and a major interest in hair loss and scalp disorders and is recognised as a national key opinion leader in this field. He lectures widely in the UK and internationally on hair loss and is very active in research, currently being principle investigator in several Alopecia research studies.

Dr Farrant exclusively offers a skin cancer screening and mole mapping service, as well as a videotrichoscopy service for hair loss assessment.

Special interests

  • Skin Cancer & Surgery
  • Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Hair Loss and Scalp Disorders

Other interests

Skin Cancer Screening & Mole Mapping

Personal interests

Cycling, Swimming, Running, Triathlon, Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, Photography

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Paul Farrant at Nuffield Health

  • Mole removal
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Allergy testing
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole mapping
  • Facial surgery
  • Mole assessment
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Dermoscope
  • Skin surgery
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Penile lesions (biopsy of)

Locations Dr Paul Farrant works with

Related experience


Dr Farrant is a very active researcher with 1 dedicated session per week and currently is Principle Investigator for 4 clinical studies based at the Clinical Research Unit in Brighton. Two studies are investigating the use of Janus Kinase Inhibitors in Eczema. Two further studies are investigating Janus Kinase inhibitors in the treatment of moderate to severe Alopecia Areata.

In addition to these therapeutic trials, Dr Farrant is a collaborator on a genetic study investigating Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and has an academic Partnership with Imperial College Hospital, London. 


  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Dermatologists
  • European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
  • European Hair Research Society
  • British Hair and Nail Society
  • British Society of Medical Dermatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist & Clinical Lead, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Insurers Dr Paul Farrant works with

Dr Paul Farrant works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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