Dr Richard Ashton



GMC number: 1731547

Practicing since: 1974



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  • Tuesday 11:00-12:15
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Dr Richard Ashton has been a consultant for 30 years in general dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer, Mohs and dermatological surgery. He set up the NHS Mohs micrographic surgery service at Portsmouth in 1977.

Dr Ashton graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge and then studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, qualifying in 1974. His dermatology training involved time at the Royal South Hants Hospital, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in Leicester Square London, the University of California, Los Angeles where he carried out research into the effects of retinoids on the skin. He completed a Doctorate in Medicine on this subject in 1991. He was consultant dermatologist to the Royal Navy till 2006, retiring as a Surgeon Captain.

Special interests

Medical and surgical dermatology

Other interests

Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery and Dermatological Surgery

Personal interests


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Richard Ashton at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Mole removal
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole assessment
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Dr Richard Ashton works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Dermatologists

Other posts held

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Portsmouth NHS Trust
  • Lighthouse Clinic Isle of Wight

Insurers Dr Richard Ashton works with

Dr Richard Ashton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Universal Provident
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line


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

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

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