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Dr William Phillips

Consultant Dermatologist



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Professional profile

Dr Phillips is a Consultant Dermatologist with a particular interest in Skin Cancer.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Dr Phillips trained in General Practice and Internal Medicine in Taunton and Bath. He then moved to study Dermatology at Birmingham General Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital for two years before winning a Wellcome Fellowship and becoming honoury Senior Registrar at St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital.

Dr Phillips took up his first Consultant Dermatologist post at the Royal Free Hospital where he was also an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Since moving back to his home town of Bath in 2001, he has been working in general Dermatology and Clinical Lead for Skin Cancer at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Personal profile

Dr Phillips was born in Chippenham and brought up in Bath. He is now married with two sons and enjoys family life.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Dermatologist and a Clinical lead for Skin Cancer at the Royal United Hospital, Bath

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer including assessment of patients with multiple moles.
Skin problems in older patients.
Using treatments safely and effectively.
Advanced dermatological diagnosis.

Research interests

Dr Phillips identifies and refers patients with skin cancer who may be eligible for clinical trials into new treatments.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Member of British Association of Dermatologists
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Member of Avon Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer
Network Site Specialist Group for Skin Cancer (former Chair)