Dermatology Service 

The Dermatology service at The Cherwell Hospital offers Private patients specialist healthcare and advice on skin conditions. Dr Reed visits The Cherwell Hospital on alternate Tuesday mornings.

Dr Reed provides Private patient consultations and treatments for a wide range of dermatology conditions including:


Acne is a very common condition affecting nearly every teenager at some stage to some degree. When it progresses from more than the occasional pimple or is accompanied by scarring, it is usually advisable to seek advice and treatment. There are different types of acne and so assessment by a Dermatologist ensures the appropriate treatment is provided and tailored specifically for your type of acne.


Dr Reed can offer certain tests to detect allergies together with advice and support.


The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent or recurring skin rashes characterised by redness, itching and dryness. Eczema can be acute, sub-acute or chronic and a variety of treatments are available which can help effectively manage the condition.


A common skin condition affecting up to 3% of the population, that involves skin cells replacing themselves too quickly and at a rate faster than skin cells are shed. This causes the skin cells to build up in these areas, producing red, scaly patches to appear on the affected areas. A wide range of psoriasis treatments are available depending on the type.

Skin tags

Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are very common and harmless. They can look unsightly and may catch in clothing. Removal is generally very simple.


Small rough, fleshy lumps that can appear on the hands, feet and around the genitals. Warts on the feet are termed veruccas. Caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), warts are highly contagious. The infection can easily be passed on through skin to skin contact or by contact with a contaminated surface – such as the area around a swimming pool. Essentially harmless, warts may disappear over time, but are also very easily treated.


A chronic skin condition where symptoms begin with episodes of flushing which can develop on into permanent redness, small blood vessels in the face becoming visible, spots or a burning and stinging sensation.


An itchy rash also known as nettle rash, hives or welts.


Swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, caused by a build up of fluid. Most often affects the hands, feet, lips, eyes and genitals.

Skin cancer

Both cancerous and pre-cancerous changes in the skin are often associated with previous sun exposure. Early identification by a dermatologist will increase the likelihood of curative treatment. If skin cancer is found, we will make a priority referral to the local oncology service for you.

Mole Checks and Mole Removal

We offer mole checks and a mole removal service. Dr Reed has direct access to a full range of diagnostic and investigative services so that you receive rapid access to further treatment as required.

To read more about Mole checks, click here.

Our Consultant

Dr John Reed was appointed as a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in Oxford in 2007. His specialist interests include:

  • Urticaria & angioedema
  • Allergy: food, pollen, animal & dust
  • Desensitisation
  • Skin cancer, dermoscopy & skin surgery
  • Male genital dermatology
  • General dermatology

Click here to read more about Dr Reed

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Call us today on 01295 230 340 to book an appointment or enquire about a Dermatological procedure. Please note this service is only available to private patients either self-paying or using Medical Insurance.

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