Dr Rachel Urwin

Qualifications

MBChB (Hons), Bsc(Hons), MRCP(UK), MRCP(Derm)

GMC number: 6158761

Practicing since: 2007

Specialties

Dermatology

Consultation times

  • Weekly Saturday AM
  • Overview

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0113 388 2067

About

Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Rachel graduated with honours from the University of Leeds School of Medicine in 2007.  An early interest in aspects of skin health led her to undertake an additional BSc in pharmacology with research into wound healing during her time at University.

She then went on to complete her post-graduate general medical training in Yorkshire and secured a sought after specialist dermatology training post with the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, subsequently gaining four years’ experience working alongside some of the most highly regarded dermatologists in the country.  This included experience in a number of specialist areas of dermatology at a regional and supra-regional level, including; acne, skin cancer, laser dermatology, stoma, genital, hair, nails, paediatric dermatology, connective tissue disease, leg ulcer, photobiology, and cutaneous allergy.

On completion of her dermatology specialist training, Rachel secured a prestigious 12-month training fellowship in Laser Dermatology & Skin Cancer which then led to the acquisition of her current NHS Substantive Consultant post as clinic lead of the Yorkshire & Humber regional dermatological laser service based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.  She now joins a very small number of NHS Consultant dermatologists in the UK with specific training in laser dermatology.

Rachel currently offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of dermatological conditions including inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema & psoriasis in both adults & children. She also offers diagnosis and treatment of all forms of skin cancer and carries out dermatological surgical procedures for both benign and malignant lesions.

Her main area of interest is laser dermatology which involves the use of powerful monochromatic light sources to safely and effectively treat a wide range of skin problems including birthmarks, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), flushing and blushing, spider vessels, acquired vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, scars, rhinophyma, benign lesions and excess hair.

Dr Urwin specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Special interests

Dr Urwin's main area of interest is laser dermatology which involves the use of powerful monochromatic light sources to safely and effectively treat a wide range of skin problems including birthmarks, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), flushing and blushing, spider vessels, acquired vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, scars, rhinophyma, benign lesions and excess hair.

Other interests

Rachel currently offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of dermatological conditions including inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema & psoriasis in both adults & children. She also offers diagnosis and treatment of all forms of skin cancer and carries out dermatological surgical procedures for both benign and malignant lesions.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Rachel Urwin at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Mole assessment
  • Mole removal
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Hair removal

Locations Dr Rachel Urwin works with

Related experience

Research

  • Presented at a number of national and international meetings
  • Well published in dermatology including a large number of papers on dermatological surgery, cutaneous allergy & skin science.

Memberships

  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • British Society of Cosmetic Dermatology

Other post held

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Honorary Senior lecturer, University of Leeds
  • Lead clinician for Yorkshire & Humber Regional Laser Dermatology Service
  • Committee member for the British Cosmetic Dermatology group

Insurers Dr Rachel Urwin works with

Dr Rachel Urwin 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)

Declaration

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

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

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