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Intensive national training for the next generation of Dermatologist

Since 2007 Dr. Anthony Downs and Dr. Christopher Bower have co-hosted delivered a national intense training course to training grade Dermatologists in order to help them pass the SCE exam. After medical school it takes at least 8 years to become a Consultant Dermatologist. Often longer. The SCE is a rather tough exam that has […]

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Acne & acne scarring lecture to GPs

Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist delivered a very well attended virtual lecture on acne and acne scarring on Tuesday 27 July to GPs in the South West area. NICE acne and acne scarring national guidelines were updated last month with additional attention and recommendations on the need to provide psychological support and acne scarring advice […]

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Skin Cancer Virtual Lecture

Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist gave Devon based GPs a skin cancer management update on Thursday 1st July via a virtual lecture hosted by Exeter Medical.

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On-line Teams national laser talk by Dr. Downs

On 6th May 2021, Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, provided an on-line (via Teams) national lecture on the use of lasers in dermatology and cosmetic practices. This was a great opportunity for Dr. Downs to share his in-depth knowledge and experience looking at the growth in the usage of lasers and IPL for medical and […]

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Dr. Downs provides Zoom GP lecture on peri-ocular skin conditions

Dr Downs recently provided local GPs in Devon with a Zoom based educational session on peri-ocular skin conditions. This professional development session was well attended by local GPs and was some what topical given the current circumstances.

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Dr. Downs provides online tutorials for local GPs on hair loss.

On Thursday 4th March Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, provided a series of on-line medical educational interactive lectures via Zoom looking at how to diagnose and treat hair conditions for local GPs in Devon & Cornwall. There are a number of important infections and inflammatory hair conditions that GPs need to be able to identify, […]

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Dr. Downs provides online tutorials for local GPs on common skin problems of the hands and feet.

On Wednesday 27th January evening Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, provided a one hour Zoom educational tutorial on common skin problems of the hands and feet for local GPs in Devon & Cornwall. This is part of an on-going rolling educational program that Ramsay Health in Mount Stuart Hospital, Torquay & Exeter Medical provide for […]

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Dermatologists virtual meeting hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine

On 21 January 2021 Dr. Tony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist was a conference speaker at the national Dermatologists virtual meeting hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr. Downs presented on 'Inflammoscopy: no rash or hairy decisions' to a well attended meeting with an audience of over 250 delegates. He presented to fellow consultant colleagues about […]

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Clinical Study: Incorporating a pre-consultation on-line isotretinoin video to acne patients

A clinical study by Dr Anthony MR Downs, DMC Healthcare Ltd & Dr Ian H Coulson Burnley General Teaching Hospital YouTube® is the most popular internet-based search engine with a large body of educational Dermatology content. This information platform is more concerned with freedom of content rather than accuracy any of the scientific material. In […]

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29th European Academy of DermatoVenereology Congress

29th European Academy of DermatoVenereology Congress was hosted virtually this year 29th-31st October 2020. About EADV Founded in 1987, EADV is the leading community to further the knowledge of health professionals and advocates in the field of dermatology and venereology. It is a non-profit organisation with over 7,000 members, across 113 different countries in the […]

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Dr. Downs & Dr. Bower go virtual for online conferences & webinars

In addition to seeing and treating patients, as the world adjust to the 'new normal' post COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Downs & Dr. Christoper Bower have been busy co-hosting and providing lectures online for: British Association of Dermatologist 100th annual meeting The British Association of Dermatologist 100th annual meeting was launched as a virtual conference on 1st […]

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Dr. Downs to offer dermatology clinics at Duchy Hospital Cornwall

From August 2020 Dr. Anthony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, will be expanding his geographical availability by offering diagnosis and treatment for a full range of skin diseases and dermatological disorders at Duchy Hospital in Truro, Cornwall.

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COVID-19 - Routine Dermatology appointments available

Dermatology appointments available with Dr Anthony Downs during the easing of lock down.

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Potentially serious skin conditions can be treated at Exeter Medical during social distancing.

Dr Downs is available to see and treat severe and urgent cases at Exeter Medical during this challenging period.

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Covid-19 Information

Dr Tony Downs offers this advice for patients with dermatological conditions in relation to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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CoronaVirus-19 Busting Remote Dermatology Consultations

We are able to offer private phone/video consultations for most skin problems to avoid any unnecessary travel during the current Coronavirus epidemic.

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2019 EADV Congress Madrid

Dr. Downs, Consultant Dermatologist, attended the EADV Congress from 9-13 October 2019 in Madrid. . It was the second largest annual global dermatology education event.

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BHNS 2019 Presentation of Benign Tumours

Tumours around the nails are often difficult to diagnose and malignant tumours need early recognition and treatment to minimise complications.

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Cheque presentation to Cancer Research UK

On 26th July we were delighted to present a cheque for £1750 to Cancer Research UK for the Mole Check Event held earlier in July.

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Outstanding CQC review of Exeter Medical

South West Dermatology is please to report that one of our skincare and dermatology consulting locations has been inspected by the CQC as an overall outstanding facility and a great place to see and treat patients.

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Coleridge Medical Centre Charity Mole Check raises £1600 for Cancer Research UK

160 people were seen and over £1600 was raised for Cancer Research UK in one morning. It was a fantastic team effort helping to raise awareness and a significant sum towards the fight against skin cancer.

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99th annual conference of British Association of Dermatologists

Dr. Tony Downs attended the 99th annual conference of British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) at AAC, Liverpool on Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th July 2019.

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Dermoscopy Tutorials at BUPA Bristol

Dr. Tony Downs, Consultant Dermatologist is once again passing on his wealth of knowledge and skills to the next generation of dermatologist and healthcare professionals

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Setting up the Dermatologists of the future for success

Dr. Tony Downs and Dr. Chris Bower organised and hosted their 10th annual national dermatology registrar training course in Birmingham on Sunday 9th June 20119.

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