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Dermatology is the medical specialty dealing with diagnosis and treatment of diseases  related to the skin, hair and nails and some cosmetic problems.

Bedford Hospital

The Dermatology department at Bedford Hospital deals with adults and children with skin problems (skin, hair and nails).

For all referral and appointment queries please telephone the booking office on 01234 792220 or 01234 795712.

Bedford Hospital also has a well established Laser Treatment Centre offering treatment for a number of skin complaints.

Lead clinician:

Dr Ekaterina (known as Katya) Burova

Dermatology Secretaries :

Caroline Coppin  01234 355122 ext 2064.
Rebecca Blakemore 01234 315522 ex 2857


The department comprises of three hospital practitioners, two specialist nurses and two consultant dermatologists.


  • Outpatient clinics are held in the outpatients department situated near the A&E department.
  • The laser treatment centre is situated off the main corridor near the admin block.
  • Paediatric outpatients clinics take place in the paediatric outpatients department in Cygnet wing.
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Dermatology services at the L&D are located in Arndale House, Luton.

The Dermatology Department at the L&D is staffed by consultants, a specialist registrar, nurse specialists as well as part-time dermatology nurses. The department provides a comprehensive service which sees patients with common skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. In addition we provide a number of specialist clinics and a ‘see and treat’ one stop service, primarily set up for suspicious, i.e. cancerous looking skin lesions. In-patient dermatology services are provided for all age groups.

Skin cancer forms an important part of the department’s work, and we have close links to the visiting plastic surgery team and the hospital’s own Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Teams. In addition, we have a Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse and we are all part of the Local Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, and meet on an almost weekly basis.

Accessing the Service
This service is available on Choose and Book.

Some of our Dermatology Consultants are also available privately through the L&D’s Cobham Clinic.


  • General Dermatology
  • Patch & Photo patch tests
  • Skin Cancer
  • Phototherapy treatment
  • Minor surgery
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Monitoring clinics for patients on systemic treatment
  • Cryotherapy
  • Camouflage clinic for patients with pigmentary disorders
  • Combined Vulval/GUM
  • Iontophoresis

Contact Us
Via switchboard 01582 491166


Dr Bernadette De Silva Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Martin Kunzemann Clinical Assistant/GP
Dale Monteclaros Phototherapy Nurse
Dr Daniel Schulman Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Rakhi Singh-Ragunath Specialty Doctor
Pippa Tinsley Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Christina Vlachou Consultant Dermatologist
Dawn Walker Macmillan Skin Cancer CNS