Dr Rachel Sidwell

Consultant Dermatologist
MBChB, MRCP(paeds), MRCP

Dr Rachel Sidwell is a Consultant Dermatologist and qualified at Bristol University Medical School.  Dr Sidwell trained in dermatology at the Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals, London.

Training and background

Dr Sidwell holds a consultant NHS post in West Herts NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Sidwell has published numerous clinical papers, and case studies and published several medical textbooks, including both undergraduate and post graduate level.

Dr Sidwell is a registered provider with all the major UK insurance companies and also happy to consult patients whom wish to fund on a self-pay basis.

Dr Rachel Sidwell’s primary areas of expertise

  • General dermatology
  • Skin lesions including mole diagnosis and monitoring
  • Skin cancers
  • Skin surgery
  • Vulval dermatology
  • Paediatric dermatology

Professional Affiliations:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • St John’s Hospital Dermatological Society

Dermatology Training and Specialisation

Dr Sidwell received her medical degree from Bristol University Medical School, Bristol. She undertook general medical and paediatric training, obtaining her membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, and Paediatrics and Child Health. She completed her dermatology specialist training in London, in the Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals.

At West Herts NHS Trust where she holds a Consultant Post she has clinics in General Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology, Vulval Dermatology and Skin Surgery.

Active in Dermatology Education

Dr Sidwell has an interest in medical education, and is author of several medical textbooks including at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is also involved in dermatology specialist registrar and GP teaching within the clinical setting, and she teaches annually on the St Johns Institute/Royal College of Physicians Genital Dermatology course.


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