Consultant Profile

Dr Kurt Ayerst

Dr Kurt Ayerst MBChB (UCT), MMED DERM (UP), FC DERM (SA)

Dr Ayerst is senior Dermatology Consultant with 2 decades of experience in managing patients with dermatologic disease. He is a dual accredited generalist with expertise in both medical and surgical management of patients across the full age range as a South African trained dermatologist. He has worked in the national health services of South Africa and the United Kingdom for 25 years and has taken a career break from his NHS clinical practice to pursue national projects through the charity and health services sectors as below. He remains clinically active at a number of private hospitals as well as assisting in NHS clinics within Kent.

Practising at: Ashford
Special clinical interests: • Holistic skin cancer, sun damage and skin lesion surgical management.
• Skin lesion moles, lumps and bumps analysis with expertise in dermoscopy assessment
• Inflammatory dermatoses including acne, eczemas, psoriasis and other conditions
• Hyperhidrosis, men’s health and skin conditions
Current NHS and /or university posts: • Chair of Dermatology Clinical Reference Group, NHS England
• Member of the Expert Working Group (Chap.7), National Casemix Office
• Chair of the British Association of Dermatologists Skin Cancer Sub-committee
• Member of the British Association of Dermatologists Clinical Services Committee
• Member of the British Association of Dermatologists Health Informatics Sub-committee
Year of first medical qualification and medical school attended: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: MBChB (UCT) (1991)
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Royal College of Physicians (London)
British Association of Dermatologists
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
British Medical Association
Melanoma Focus
British Teledermatology Society
British Society for Medical Dermatology
British Society for Male Genital Dermatology

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Contact Details

Telephone Margate
01843 234 555 - Appointments
Private Secretary Name
Dover Street
Private Secretary Telephone
01227 764 668 / 697 / 499
Private Secretary Email Address

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